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Washington Avenue Bridge

Photos 

General Elevation View

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #228299

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This is one of only four lenticular trusses in the United States that was built by the Corrugated Metal Company.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Mad River on Washington Avenue in Waterbury
Location
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built circa 1880 by Corrugated Metal Co..; rehabilitated 1982
Builder
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 12, 2001
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54394, -73.03792   (decimal degrees)
41°32'38" N, 73°02'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/663654/4601001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterbury
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
6,200
Inventory numbers
CT 4534 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 01000354 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36111 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • March 22, 2012: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • March 19, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CT-18 - Washington Avenue Lenticular Truss Bridge, Spanning Mad River, Waterbury, New Haven County, CT
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com