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Chapel Street Swing Bridge (Old)

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Old Chapel Street Bridge

Bridge replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #284010

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Description 

The Chapel Street Swing Bridge is historically significant as an example of a Camelback Truss swing bridge, a variation of the Pratt truss that was used on many railroad bridges in the late 19th century. This bridge also possesses machinery used in early electric movable bridges.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mill River on Chapel Street
Location
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899
Builder
- Elmira Bridge Co. of Elmira, New York.
Design
Through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.30384, -72.90522   (decimal degrees)
41°18'14" N, 72°54'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/675367/4574603 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Haven
Inventory number
BH 61042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2015: HAER photos posted by Luke
  • May 23, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER CT-42 - Chapel Street Swing Bridge, Spanning Mill River on Chapel Street, New Haven, New Haven County, CT
  • Douglas Butler