Main Street Bridge
Originally spanned the Park River prior to its being buried underground. It now spans the Whitehead Highway, accessing I-91. The east side of the arch is obscured by the structure built in 1954 to support the Hartford Public Library. The lower 15 feet of arch is hidden by fill.
- Stone arch bridge over CT 598 (Whitehead Highway) on Main Street in Hartford
- Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
- Open to traffic
- Completed 1833; originally spanned the Little River (later, Park River)
- - Elias Rathbun (Stonemason)
- Horatio Potter (Engineer)
- Stone arch
Span length: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 66.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1985
- Also called
- Bridge No. 1626
Whitehead Highway Tunnel
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.76221, -72.67442 (decimal degrees)
41°45'44" N, 72°40'28" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/693320/4625988 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Hartford North
- Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
- Inventory numbers
- CT 1626 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 85000793 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12118 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of July 2017)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- December 12, 2020: New photo from Josh Schmid
- March 23, 2019: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added builder; edited description.
- January 30, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- January 30, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman
- November 27, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
- March 30, 2011: New Street View added by Frank Hicks