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East Haddam Bridge

East Haddam Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 27, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CT-82 Over Connecticut River
Location
East Haddam: Middlesex County, Connecticut: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1913 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Boller, Hodge, and Baird)

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1999
Main Span Length
460 Feet (140 Meters)
Structure Length
885 Feet (270 Meters)
Roadway Width
24.6 Feet (7.5 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
1138

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of the most visually impressive swing bridges in the country, with its large 460 foot swing span paired with an impressive 326 foot fixed Pennsylvania through truss span. In addition there is a small 95 foot riveted Warren deck truss approach span at the west end of the bridge. The length of the swing span, while not the longest in the world, is certainly among the longest spans surviving in the country. It is thus a highly significant bridge in this context.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
41.451692,-72.464476

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