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East Washington Avenue Bridge, Spanning Pequonnock River at East Washington Avenu, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT



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Location
Spanning Pequonnock River at East Washington Avenu, Bridgeport, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-154
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Significance: The history of the East Washington Avenue Bridge is consequential in two areas. As a bridge it represents an early phase in the evolution of Strauss Bascule Bridge Company designs and embodies two of Joseph Strauss' major patents. It has transitional aspects, electrically operated but possessing a complete, manually operated mechanical backup system and a manually operated auxiliary brake. Secondarily, the bridge site and surrounding neighborhood were the location of industries that developed and expanded the innovative production technology known as the "American System of Manufacturing." The bridge served a dynamic historic industrial neighborhood in an era when United States firms rose to a dominant position in world markets.

Related Names
Strauss, Joseph B.
Burr, William H.
Stewart, Robert C., Photographer
Stewart, Robert C., Historian
Stewart, Robert C., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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