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Main Street Bridge

Main Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 10, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Main Street Over Rippowam River
Location
Stamford: Fairfield 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
61 Feet (19 Meters)
Structure Length
123 Feet (37 Meters)
Roadway Width
33.8 Feet (10.3 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2212

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Bridge Documentation

This is an extremely rare multi-span lenticular pony truss bridge, also noted for its surviving ornamentation. The bridge retains ornamental railing and finials. The bridge has been left in its original location for non-motorized traffic only. The bridge has had an uncertain future because of a failing substructure. The walkway on the bridge has been restricted by fencing to limit the loads on the bridge. The bridge has an uncertain future. The trusses are in good condition, the problems have been due to the stone pier and abutments. These should be repaired to ensure the survival of this exceedingly rare multi-span lentiuclar truss bridge.

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