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Cornwall Bridge

Cornwall Bridge
Cornwall Bridge Railroad Station through an arched span of the Bridge, March 24, 2012
Official name Bridge No. 560
Carries 2 lanes of US 7 / Route 4
Crosses Housatonic River
Locale Sharon and Cornwall, Connecticut
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Transportation
Design open spandrel concrete arch
Total length 674 feet (205 m)
Opened 1930
Coordinates

41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278Coordinates: 41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278

Bridge No. 560
Area less than one acre
Architect Connecticut Highway Department; Blakeslee, C.W. & Sons
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 04001090[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 2004

The Cornwall Bridge (also known as Bridge No. 560) is a two-lane, concrete arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 7 and Route 4 over the Housatonic River and the Housatonic Railroad in Northwestern Connecticut. It was built in 1930 by C.W. Blakeslee and Sons for the Connecticut Highway Department and consists of 6 open-spandrel arches spanning 674 feet (205 m), and is a fairly large example of concrete open-spandrel construction. The bridge was reconstructed in 1994 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

The bridge is larger than the Reynolds Bridge.[2]

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External links

  • Connecticut Historic Highway Bridges
  • Bridge design


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