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Lover's Leap Lenticular Bridge, Spanning Housatonic River on Pumpkin Hill Road, New Milford, Litchfield County, CT



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B&W Photos

HB256358
General Elevation View

HB256359
Detail Elevation View Showing Bridge Flooring System

HB256360
General 'barrel Shot'

HB256361
General 'barrel Shot'

HB256362
Detail Views Of Top And Bottom Chord Taken From Bridge Deck

HB256363
General View Of Lateral Bracing Taken From Bridge Deck

HB256364
Detail View Of Bottom Chord Taken From Bridge Deck

HB256365
Detail Views Of Bottom Chord Pin Connection

HB256366
Detail View Of Historic Guard Rail

HB256367
Detail View Showing Flooring System

HB256368
Detail View Of Bridge Plate


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Housatonic River on Pumpkin Hill Road, New Milford, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-17
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1984
Significance: The structure is 19 feet wide and 173 feet long. It is the most recently built lenticular through truss surviving in Connecticut, as of 1984. It has been replaced by a new bridge built several yards away.

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 ELEVATION VIEW
2. DETAIL ELEVATION VIEW SHOWING BRIDGE FLOORING SYSTEM
3. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT'
4. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT'
5. DETAIL VIEWS OF TOP AND BOTTOM CHORD TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
6. GENERAL VIEW OF LATERAL BRACING TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
7. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
8. DETAIL VIEWS OF BOTTOM CHORD PIN CONNECTION
9. DETAIL VIEW OF HISTORIC GUARD RAIL
10. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING FLOORING SYSTEM
11. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE


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