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Glen Falls Bridge

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Glen Falls Bridge

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Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2016

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BH Photo #355198

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Description 

This is the last surviving lenticular in CT on which William Douglas' second patent (1885) was used. An inclined strut was installed between each endpost and near the bottom of the lower chord in an attempt to stiffen the structure. The lost River St Bridge in Moosup also had this feature.

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular through truss bridge over Moosup River on Brunswick Avenue
Location
Moosup, Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1886 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1999
Also called
Moosup River Bridge
Almyville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71703, -71.86133   (decimal degrees)
41°43'01" N, 71°51'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/261972/4622316 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oneco
Inventory numbers
CT 4402 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 99000408 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1998)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2016: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • November 28, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added NRHP info. and changed name to reflect documentation
  • June 13, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck"

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ian Martin
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com