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Hartford Bridge (1895)

Photo 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #416798

Map 

Description 

The Berlin Iron Bridge Company built this temporary wooden structure to replace the covered bridge that was destroyed in a fire on May 17, 1895, completing it on June 8, 1895. An ice jam carried the bridge away on December 23, 1895, necessitating re-establishing ferry service 1895-1896 until the new iron bridge was completed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Connecticut River in Hartford
Location
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Opened June 8, 1895; Destroyed by flood December 23, 1895
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76973, -72.66484   (decimal degrees)
41°46'11" N, 72°39'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/694094/4626845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford North
Inventory number
BH 80224 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description
  • January 23, 2018: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com