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Shetucket River Bridge

Photos 

South Elevation, View North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312209

Map 

Street View 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Two-span deck truss bridge over Shetucket River on CT 169 in Norwich
Location
New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1993
Builders
- Harris Structural Steel Co. of South Plainfield, New Jersey
- M.A. Gammino Contruction Co.
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
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:
Norwich
Inventory numbers
CT 1415 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12208 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
2,700

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • August 3, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER CT-184 - Shetucket River Deck-Truss Bridge, Spanning Shetucket River at Route 169, Norwich, New London County, CT