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Mount Hope Road Bridge

Photos 

View East, General View Of Bridge Within Setting

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #228353

Map 

Description 

Mount Hope Road Bridge is significant as a representative example of early 20th-century bridge engineering and as one of the earliest known products of the Berlin Construction Company, Connecticut's leading fabricator of the period. The bridge's steel material, riveted connections, and Warren-truss design reflect the standardization in bridge engineering that had occurred by the turn of the century. The Berlin Construction Company was started in 1900 by former officials of the Berlin Iron Bridge Company when that firm was absorbed into the American Bridge Company.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with no verticals bridge over Mount Hope River on Mount Hope Road
Location
Tolland County, Connecticut
Status
Trusses relocated to the Nipmuck Trail
History
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1977; replaced 1998
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Warren pony truss with no verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82404, -72.17155   (decimal degrees)
41°49'27" N, 72°10'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/734900/4634107 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Hill
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
700
Inventory numbers
CT 4727 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 51826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 23, 2012: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER CT-149 - Mount Hope Road Bridge, Spanning Mount Hope River at Mount Hope Road, Mansfield City, Tolland County, CT