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Pine Street Bridge

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Pine Street Bridge

Truss overview

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2016

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BH Photo #355208

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Description 

This is a rare find of a Whipple deck truss. The only other one I'm familiar with is in California.

Facts 

Overview
Pin connected Whipple deck truss bridge over Willimantic River on Pine Road in Willimantic
Location
Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1880; Closed c.1985
Design
From South to North:
1 Pin connected Pratt deck truss
1 Pin connected Whipple deck truss
1 riveted warren deck truss with no verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71153, -72.20256   (decimal degrees)
41°42'42" N, 72°12'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/732731/4621530 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willimantic
Inventory number
BH 49781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures and Build date. Noted configuration of approach spans
  • June 6, 2014: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • October 8, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added Whipple Deck Truss to description.
  • October 8, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • NRHP nomination - NRHP for the mill site. The deck truss is included in this nomination