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Laurel Hill Bridge (older)

Photos 

1880s? view

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #508614

Map 

Description 

(BH76443, likely the same bridge, reassembled in Maine erected in 1895, by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co., who took down and replaced the Norwich span)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Water Street in Norwich
Location
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Superstructure replaced (possibly relocated to Maine)
History
Built 1866, disassembled in 1890. Likely reassembled in Maine in 1895 then scrapped in 1950.
Builders
- J. Hutchinson of Troy, New York
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
A Whipple by Whipple
Cast Iron Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52343, -72.07594   (decimal degrees)
41°31'24" N, 72°04'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/743974/4600994 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88309 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2021: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 5, 2020: Updated by Luke: Moved extraneous "builder" info to description
  • October 1, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: probable builder, build date and some details of its history
  • February 22, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Laurel Hill Bridge (older)
Posted February 22, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Whipple by Whipple :^)