A. Frederick Oberlin Bridge
"Stage Road To Boston"
"32 Miles To Hartford"
Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2022
BH Photo #537727
In 1820, Ithiel Town asked Eli Whitney to comment on Town's new patent for a lattice truss. Whitney endorsed the trusses virtues, and in 1823 Whitney commissioned the Whitneyville Bridge, in what is now Hamden, Connecticut-the first Town Lattice Bridge in the nation. In 1860 the bridge was moved to Davis Street on the Hartford Turnpike.It was replaced in 1891 due to flood damage.
The present bridge, an accurate replica of the Whitneyville Bridge, was constructed in 1979 by students of the Eli Whitney Technical School on the grounds of the Eli Whitney Museum. A. Frederick Oberlin supervised the erection of the new bridge.
- Town lattice truss bridge over Mill River on White Trail Footpath in Whitneyville.
- Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1979 by students of the Eli Whitney Technical School.
- Town lattice through truss
- Also called
- Whitneyville Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.33598, -72.91038 (decimal degrees)
41°20'10" N, 72°54'37" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/674849/4578161 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 99705 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 26, 2022: New photos from Chester Gehman
- Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com