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Hancock Brook Bridge

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Hancock Brook Bridge - North Truss

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2014

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BH Photo #309429

Map 

Description 

Bridge is located on abandoned section of Sheffield St. It is unique due to the unusually wide roadway (two lanes, 21') on a short Berlin pony truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Hancock Brook on Sheffield Street
Location
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned.
History
Built 1884 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 12, 2001
Also called
Sheffield Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59590, -73.04836   (decimal degrees)
41°35'45" N, 73°02'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/662652/4606750 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterbury
Inventory numbers
CT 5038 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 01000353 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 2, 2014: New photos from Ian Martin
  • November 27, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added NRHP info.
  • June 4, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: added town of Waterbury and a short description; some photos.
  • March 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Flickr
  • Flickr - Oblique View
  • Flickr - View Under Bridge.
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ian Martin