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Founders Bridge

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Founders Bridge

View beside the bridge

Photo taken by John Phelan at Wikimedia Commons in January 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #476745

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Connecticut River on Connecticut Route 2 (Downtown Connector)
Location
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1999
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 168.0 ft.
Total length: 1,174.9 ft.
Deck width: 86.0 ft.
Also called
Downtown Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76573, -72.66549   (decimal degrees)
41°45'57" N, 72°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/694051/4626400 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
28,900
Inventory number
BH 90016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2021: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • July 21, 2020: New photo from Nick Boppel

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Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid