Mount Hope Road Bridge
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
- Lost Warren pony truss with no verticals bridge over Mount Hope River on Mount Hope Road
- Tolland County, Connecticut
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1901; rehabilitated 1977; replaced 1998
- - Berlin Construction Co.
- Warren pony truss with no verticals
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)
- USGS topographic map
- Spring Hill
- Inventory numbers
- CT 4727 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 51826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/1990)
- Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 32.9 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1984)
- March 23, 2012: Added by James Baughn
- HAER CT-149 - Mount Hope Road Bridge, Spanning Mount Hope River at Mount Hope Road, Mansfield City, Tolland County, CT