HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:

We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Pine Street Bridge

Pine Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Chester Gehman

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

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pine Street Over Willimantic River
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
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)
View Information About HSR Ratings

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.

View National Register of Historic Places District Nomination Form For This Bridge


Photo Galleries and Videos: Pine Street Bridge

View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer


Maps and Links: Pine Street Bridge

Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):

View Bridge Location In:

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within a half mile of this bridge.

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles of this bridge.

Google Maps

Google Streetview (If Available)

Bing Maps


Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)

Apple Maps (Apple devices only)


HERE We Go Maps

ACME Mapper

Waze Map

Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App

Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)

Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)

Directions Via Sygic For Android

Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser

USGS National Map (United States Only)

Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)

CalTopo Maps (United States Only)

Home Top


About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Admin Login