Shetucket River Bridge
The bridge is significant as a representative example of standard 20th-century truss construction. Typical features of the period include the Pratt-truss design, concrete-slab deck, and the use of rolled I-beams. The railing design suggests an Art Deco stylistic influence. The bridge also has historical significance: it was one of a group of Connecticut bridges financed by federal public-works funds following natural disasters in 1936 and 1938.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Two-span deck truss bridge over Shetucket River on CT 169 in Norwich
- New London County, Connecticut
- Open to traffic
- Built 1938; rehabilitated 1993
- - Harris Structural Steel Co. of South Plainfield, New Jersey
- M.A. Gammino Contruction Co.
- Pratt deck truss
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 269.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.56619, -72.04483 (decimal degrees)
41°33'58" N, 72°02'41" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/746408/4605830 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
- Inventory numbers
- CT 1415 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12208 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of January 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- January 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
- August 3, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin
- Ian Martin
- HAER CT-184 - Shetucket River Deck-Truss Bridge, Spanning Shetucket River at Route 169, Norwich, New London County, CT