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NH - Devon Bridge (1871)

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Historic Movable Bridges of Connecticut

Photo taken by Bruce Clouette

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BH Photo #428217

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Overview
Lost cast iron, vertical endpost, 5 span + draw, Whipple through truss bridge over Housatonic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
Stratford, New Haven County, Connecticut, and Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1871; replaced 1884
Builders
- Birmingham Iron Foundry (Probable fabricator of the cast iron - per Chester Gehman, based on the text in Luke's reference)
- Francis C. Lowthorp (Design/Engineer)
- George Everett (Allentown, PA - Superintendent of the ironwork)
- John Beattle of Stony Creek (Stony Creek, CT stonework/mason)
- New Jersey Steel & Iron Co. of Trenton, New Jersey (Probable fabricator of the wrought iron based on the description in Luke's reference 'Tension Rods from Trenton, NJ' - a Cooper-Hewitt subsidiary formally known as Trenton Iron Works/Co. and subsequently a division of American Bridge Co. - per Art S.)
- S.A. Hammond (Bridgeport, CT pilings and timberwork)
Railroads
- New York & New Haven Railroad (NY&NH)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
5 span cast iron, vertical endpost, Whipple through truss and a 206' draw (swing?) span. The Whipples were 27' wide and 24' tall
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 206.0 ft.
Total length: 1,094.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.20542, -73.10933   (decimal degrees)
41°12'20" N, 73°06'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/658517/4563284 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81653 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: clarified probable builders
  • May 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroad to New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
  • May 21, 2018: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

MNCW - Devon Bridge (Old)
Posted May 21, 2018, by Luke

Image is of the Riverside Avenue Bridge

https://bridgehunter.com/ct/fairfield/riverside-avenue/