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Sandy Hook Bridge

Sandy Hook Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Dayton Street Over Pootatuck River
Location
Sandy Hook: Fairfield County, Connecticut: United States

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
189 Feet (57.61 Meters)
Structure Length
189 Feet (57.61 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a classic example of a Dean and Westbrook Phoenix Column through truss. Dean and Westbrook, who were noted engineers and contractors who started in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to New York City, frequently ordered bridges fabricated by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. This bridge would have been a typical example in their time. Today it is an extremely rare and beautiful structure, mainly due to its ornate plaque, decorative portal bracing, and attractive Phoenix columns. With the exception of unusual pole railings that are not original, the bridge retains excellent historic integrity. The bridge is closed to vehicular traffic, but can still be walked on.

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