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Main Street Bridge

Talcottville Bridge

   


Main Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Main Street Over Tankerhoosen River
Location
Talcottville: Tolland County, Connecticut
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1891 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1995
Main Span Length
66 Feet (20.1 Meters)
Structure Length
71 Feet (21.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.9 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
4575

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This bridge is a lenticular pony truss that probably has survived because Main Street is not so main after it was cut in half by the nearby freeway. While modern Armco railings have been added and detract visually from the bridge, original pedestrian railings remain attached to a sidewalk cantilever, although the sidewalk deck is removed. The pedestrian railings follow the ornate design Berlin Iron Bridge Company usually used. A decorative finial remains at one corner. The trusses appear to retain good integrity. However, this bridge is listed as a steel stringer in the National Bridge Inventory because modern stringers bypass the function of the trusses under the deck. This is a detriment to the historic integrity of the bridge. Future preservation work could correct this, however.

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