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Suffield-Thompsonville Bridge

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Thompsonville

Photo submitted by Chester Gehman

BH Photo #403959

Map 

Description 

The Suffield-Thompsonville Bridge was built by The Enfield Bridge Company by existing charter (1889), and collected tolls on the bridge until 1908, when the towns of Suffield and Enfield purchased the bridge. When the Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge opened downstream in 1966, the old bridge closed shortly after,and it was demolished in 1971 leaving the four stone piers in the river.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Main Street/Burbank Street
Location
Thompsonville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Demolished; Four stone piers still standing
History
Built 1892 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Bypassed 1966; Closed & Demolished 1971
Builders
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut (Fabricators)
- Edward S. Shaw of Boston, Massachusetts (Consulting Engineer)
- Enfield Bridge Co.
- O.W. Weand (Substructure)
Design
5 span wrought iron pin connected Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 1,060.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.99918, -72.60749   (decimal degrees)
41°59'57" N, 72°36'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/698150/4652454 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Broad Brook
Inventory number
BH 73125 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 21, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 21, 2018: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 29, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • September 29, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

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Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs