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Putnam Memorial Bridge

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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BH Photo #470365

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Description 

Originally built in 1925 as a memorial to World War One veterans, it was heavily damaged in the Hurricane of 1938 and the flood of 1955. The 2016 reconstruction is historically accurate to its 1925 appearance, and the bridge was reopened in November, 2016.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Quinebaug River on US 44 in Putnam
Location
Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1957; reconstructed 2016
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 30.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91502, -71.91089   (decimal degrees)
41°54'54" N, 71°54'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/258594/4644439 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Putnam
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
11,700
Inventory numbers
CT 992 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12233 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description; 2016 re-hab.
  • September 24, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Putnam Memorial Bridge
Posted January 27, 2010, by Dolly Petrin (dolorespetrin [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I would like information on how much the bridge cost to build and about the war placks that were put there? And also why this bridge is being neglected? Please I have been trying to get information on this bridge for 5 years. Hope someone can help me. Thank you Dolly Petrin