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Ashland Mill Bridge


CT 09M 1

Ashland Mill and bridge before the fire.

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July 1983


BH Photo #376679

Street View 


The Ashland Mill was severely damaged by arson in March, 1994, and was demolished shortly after. Veteran's Memorial Park now occupies the area and the bridge was planned to remain in place after a rehab which never occurred. By 1999 the bridge was deemed unsafe and closed. With no grant money forthcoming, bridge was removed and stored in a parking lot near the town hall.


Lenticular pony truss bridge over Pachaug River on Ashland Mill Access in Jewett City
Jewett City, New London County, Connecticut
In storage or disassembled
Built 1886
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular pony truss
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1999
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60559, -71.97809   (decimal degrees)
41°36'20" N, 71°58'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/251831/4610271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jewett City
Inventory numbers
NRHP 99000407 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 61339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2018: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • June 22, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 22, 2017: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • June 30, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Corrected County to New London County
  • June 13, 2014: Added by Chester Gehman



Ashland Mill Bridge
Posted September 2, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Reportedly the bridge was removed several years ago but stored on dry land near the town offices. This still doesn't specify if the bridge was actually scrapped.

Ashland Mill Bridge
Posted September 1, 2016, by Luke
Ashland Mill Bridge
Posted September 1, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wikipedia mentions that this bridge was removed from the National Register listing in February of this year... Not sure what that means toward the disposition or if it is still in storage here.