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Boardman's Lenticular Bridge, Spanning Housatonic River on Boardman's Road, New Milford, Litchfield County, CT



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Location
Spanning Housatonic River on Boardman's Road, New Milford, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-16
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Significance: 188 feet in length, in 1984 this bridge was the longest lenticular truss in the State. Aside from redecking, the bridge retains almost all of its historic integrity. It is scheduled for replacement in 1985.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Bridge Construction
Iron Truss Bridges


Related Names
Berlin Iron Bridge Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT'
2. DETAIL 3/4 VIEW SHOWING BRIDGE PLATE AND PORTAL DECORATION
3. GENERAL 3/4 VIEW WITH NEW BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION IN RIGHT FOREGROUND
4. GENERAL 3/4 VIEW WITH NEW BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ON LEFT
5. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW WITH NEW BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ON FAR SIDE OF BRIDGE
6. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW WITH NEW BRIDGE FOUNDATION IN RIGHT FOREGROUND
7. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD AND FLOORING SYSTEM
8. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER AND LOWER CHORDS TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
9. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING LATERAL BRACING
10. DETAIL VIEW OF PORTAL BRACING TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
11. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION
12. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE


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