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Depot Street Bridge (Old)

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BeaconFalls 1

Photo submitted by Chester Gehman

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Description 

When the 1835 covered bridge slightly downstream was lost in a flood in 1855, the American Hard Rubber Company built a 2-span Town Lattice covered bridge on what is now Depot Street. In 1892 the eastern span was found to be unsafe and was replaced by a lenticular through truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Naugatuck River on Depot Street
Location
Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1892
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.44214, -73.06268   (decimal degrees)
41°26'32" N, 73°03'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/661841/4589652 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Naugatuck
Inventory number
BH 77758 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2017: Added by Chester Gehman

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Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Depot Street Bridge (Old)
Posted June 24, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is it just me or does that lenticular looks...off. From what I can figure, its missing an entire panel on one side. The end abutting against the covered bridge looks normal enough with the upper and lower chords meeting and the portal bracing offset. The other end has the portal bracing directly on the end, and the lower and upper chord don't come anywhere near meeting.

I'd be curious how this one came to be built like this. Maybe this was a recycled bridge cut down to fit a shorter crossing'?