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Ashland Mill Bridge

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CT 09M 1

Ashland Mill and bridge before the fire.

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July 1983

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BH Photo #376679

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Pachaug River on Ashland Mill Access
Location
Jewett City, New London County, Connecticut
Status
In storage or disassembled
History
Built 1886
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Recognition
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 

  • 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

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Comments 

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland_Mill_Bridge