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Grand Avenue Bridge

Grand Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 27, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Grand Avenue Over Quinnipiac River
Location
Fair Haven: New Haven County, Connecticut: United States
Structure Type
Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1984 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut and Engineer/Design: H. C. Keith and C. W. Kelly
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
210.0 Feet (64 Meters)
Structure Length
426.0 Feet (129.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
34 Feet (10.36 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
3810

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Bridge Documentation

This modern, non-historic swing bridge is only included on this website because, aside from the use of bolts instead of rivets, otherwise appears to replicate the 1898 bridge it replaced fairly closely. This does not excuse the demolition and replacement of historic bridges, but the bridge still managed to offer some interpretive value as to the bridge it replaced, given its similar overall appearance. Also notable, the bridge does not wrongly claim to be historic, although it contains a portal bracing plaque that looks old, it has a 1984 date on it. The bridge continues to operate for boats as well. Its also somewhat novel as it may be one of the only modern bridges built using pin connections.

The listed builder and engineers refer to the original 1898 bridge.

The bridge has been repainted green as of December 2021.

Main span length is an estimate, since National Bridge Inventory span lengths for swing bridges are often reported incorrectly. Swing spans are measured from end to end, but the NBI sometimes measures from one end to the swing pier, although this seems like a "span" it is not how swing spans were historically measured.

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Bridge Closing

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