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Yellow Mill Bridge


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Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #228377


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Constructed in 1927-1929, the Yellow Mill Bridge is a rare and relatively intact example of a bascule highway bridge. Located on a site that has been bridged since the late eighteenth century, the bridge has important historical associations with the development of Bridgeport's transportation infrastructure during the early twentieth century. Cost overruns and charges of fraud during construction of the bridge created a scandal that altered the course of local politics and was a significant contributing factor in the eventual election of Mayor Jasper McLevy, one of the few Socialist party candidates ever elected to govern a city in the United States.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Bascule bridge over Yellow Mill Pond on CT 130 (Stratford Avenue) in Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
Built 1924-29; rehabilitated 1998
Bascule Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 122.1 ft.
Total length: 339.9 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.17663, -73.17641   (decimal degrees)
41°10'36" N, 73°10'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/652960/4559967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
CT 3637 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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