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Brooklyn Bridge

Photos 

Bank Street 1905

1905 postcard

Postcard submitted by Chester Gehman

BH Photo #441017

Map 

Description 

Replaced an "old iron arch bridge" (bowstring?) about ten years old. It was called the Brooklyn Bridge after the Brooklyn district of Waterbury in which it was located. In 1915 it was repaired, painted, and re-erected on Freight Street, a three-span masonry arch bridge replacing it on Bank Street. The Freight Street bridge was lost in the flood of April 7, 1924.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Naugatuck River on Bank Street
Location
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built before 1890; moved to Freight Street 1915; lost in flood 1924.
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Also called
Bank Street Bridge
Freight Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54701, -73.04347   (decimal degrees)
41°32'49" N, 73°02'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/663182/4601331 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 5, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com