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Pine Street Bridge

Pine Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Chester Gehman

Bridge Documented: June 4, 2014 and August 14, 2020

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pine Street Over Willimantic River
Location
Willimantic: Windham County, Connecticut: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Whipple Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Warren (No Verticals) Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1880 By Builder/Contractor: Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts (Possible Builder)

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of the only known surviving examples of a Whipple deck truss in the country. The railing on one side has been replaced, but an (original?) railing survives on the other side. The design of the lattice and the decorative flowers on this railing strongly resemble railing found on other 1880s Boston Bridge Works bridges. If the railing is original it strongly suggests this bridge was built by the Boston Bridge Works. The bridge features two approach spans, one a pin-connected Pratt deck truss, and the other a rivet connected Warren deck truss. It is not known if all these spans are original. However, if Boston Bridge Works did indeed build this bridge, the riveted Warren deck truss span is not as surprising as this company built some of the earliest rivet connected trusses in the country. 

This bridge was closed and abandoned ca. 1985.

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