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Chapel Street Swing Bridge, Spanning Mill River on Chapel Street, New Haven, New Haven County, CT



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Location
Spanning Mill River on Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Find maps of New Haven, CT


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-42
Building/structure dates: 1899 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1923 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1987
Significance: The Chapel Street Swing Bridge is historically significant as an example of a Camelback Truss swing bridge, a variation of the Pratt truss that was used on many railroad bridges in the late 19th century. This bridge also possesses machinery used in early electric movable bridges.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Elmira Bridge Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PANORAMIC VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. PANORAMIC VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, SHOWING SPAN AND TENDER HOUSE, LOOKING EAST
6. VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, SHOWING TENDER HOUSE, CRIBBING, LOOKING EAST
7. VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, SHOWING CRIBBING AND TENDER HOUSE, LOOKING WEST
8. VIEW OF TENDER HOUSE, LOOKING WEST
9. VIEW OF TENDER HOUSE, LOOKING EAST
10. VIEW OF TENDER HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTH
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF TENDER HOUSE, SHOWING CONTROLS AND SWITCHES
12. INTERIOR VIEW OF TENDER HOUSE, SHOWING CONTROLS
13. VIEW SHOWING CRIBBING AND SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
14. VIEW OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, SHOWING CRIBBING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
15. VIEW SHOWING CORNER OF END FLOOR BEAM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
16. VIEW SHOWING CRIBBING AND SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTH
17. VIEW SHOWING BRIDGE DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTH
18. VIEW OF END FLOOR BEAM AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
19. VIEW SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE AND TENDER HOUSE, LOOKING NORTH
20. VIEW SNOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE AND BRIDGE DECK, LOOKING NORTHWEST
21. VIEW SHOWING WEST ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTH
22. VIEW FROM TOP OF TENDER HOUSE, SHOWING STAIRS, DECK AND CROSS MEMBERS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
23. DETAIL VIEW OF CROSS MEMBERS (1899)
24. VIEW SHOWING CROSS MEMBERS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
25. DETAIL VIEW OF TURNTABLE
26. VIEW OF TURNING MACHINERY, EAST SIDE, BRIDGE OPEN, LOOKING SOUTH
27. VIEW OF TURNING MACHINERY, WEST WIDE, BRIDGE OPEN, LOOKING SOUTH
28. VIEW OF END LIFT JACK MACHINERY, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
29. PLAN SHEET - GENERAL PLAN (1897)
30. PLAN SHEET - DISTRIBUTERS, RADIAL ARMS AND TURNTABLE (1897)
31. PLAN SHEET - TOP LATERALS AND SWAYS (1897)
32. PLAN SHEET - TURNING MACHINERY (1897)
33. PLAN SHEET - END LIFT MACHINERY (1897)
34. PLAN SHEET - GATES (1897)
35. PLAN SHEET - TENDER HOUSE (1897)


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