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Boardman's Bridge

Boardman's Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Boardman Road Over Housatonic River
Location
Rural: Litchfield County, Connecticut: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1888 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
188 Feet (57.3 Meters)
Structure Length
188 Feet (57.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is one of the most important bridges in the state, since it is the longest lenticular span in Connecticut (which was the Berlin Iron Bridge Company's home) this bridge also retains excellent historic integrity with the one major exception being the loss of original railings. The bridge also features very ornate and detailed finials, along with the typical fancy builder plaque and portal decoration.

The bridge has been bypassed and abandoned  next to its replacement. The bridge appears to retain decent structural integrity. If any preservation work is planned for the bridge it is important that the work not diminish the high level of historic integrity that this bridge exhibits.

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