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Washington Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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Description 

Bridge carrying US 1 over the Housatonic River consisting of five open-spandrel concrete arches and a double-leaf arched Pratt deck truss bascule span.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Housatonic River on US 1 in Milford
Location
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, and Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1990
Builder
- Thomas Ellis Brown (Design)
Design
Bascule Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 183.1 ft.
Total length: 877.0 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 2004
Also called
Devon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.20040, -73.11071   (decimal degrees)
41°12'01" N, 73°06'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/658298/4564343 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milford
Inventory numbers
CT 327 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 04001093 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
24,500

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added NRHP info. and corrected design information
  • May 15, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Ian Martin
  • NRHP Listing