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Mystic River Swing Bridge (1866)

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Mystic River Bridge (Older)

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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BH Photo #340804

Map 

Description 

A Truesdell Patent truss swing bridge likely built by the A.D.Briggs Co. of Springfield, Mass. It replaced a series of timber truss swing bridges until it was replaced in 1904.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truesdell truss bridge over Mystic River on West Main Street
Location
Mystic, New London County, Connecticut
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1866; Replaced 1904
Builder
- A.D. Briggs & Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Truesdell truss cable stayed swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35478, -71.96893   (decimal degrees)
41°21'17" N, 71°58'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/251637/4582395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mystic
Inventory number
BH 69890 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • November 3, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build & loss dates
  • November 3, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com