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Mount Hope Road Bridge, Spanning Mount Hope River at Mount Hope Road, Mansfield City, Tolland County, CT



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Location
Spanning Mount Hope River at Mount Hope Road, Mansfield City, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-149
Significance: Mount Hope Road Bridge is significant as a representative example of early 20th-century bridge engineering and as one of the earliest known products of the Berlin Construction Company, Connecticut's leading fabricator of the period. The bridge's steel material, riveted connections, and Warren-truss design reflect the standardization in bridge engineering that had occurred by the turn of the century. The Berlin Construction Company was started in 1900 by former officials of the Berlin Iron Bridge Company when that firm was absorbed into the American Bridge Company.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE WITHIN SETTING
2. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH ELEVATION
3. VIEW SOUTH, NORTH ELEVATION
4. VIEW WEST, TRAFFIC LEVEL FROM EAST END
5. VIEW EAST, SUBSTRUCTURE
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, DETAIL OF NORTHEAST PORTAL JOINT
7. VIEW NORTHEAST, DETAIL OF TYPICAL UPPER JOINT
8. VIEW EAST, DETAIL OF TYPICAL LOWER JOINT
9. VIEW NORTH, EAST ABUTMENT
10. VIEW EAST, EAST ABUTMENT
11. VIEW SOUTHWEST, WEST ABUTMENT
12. VIEW NORTHEAST, DETAIL OF SOUTHWEST BRIDGE BEARING
13. VIEW EAST, DETAIL OF SWAY BRACING, SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
14. VIEW EAST, DETAIL OF FABRICATOR'S PLAQUE ON SOUTHWEST END POST


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