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Shetucket River Deck-Truss Bridge, Spanning Shetucket River at Route 169, Norwich, New London County, CT



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Location
Spanning Shetucket River at Route 169, Norwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-184
Significance: The bridge is significant as a representative example of standard 20th-century truss construction. Typical features of the period include the Pratt-truss design, concrete-slab deck, and the use of rolled I-beams. The railing design suggests an Art Deco stylistic influence. The bridge also has historical significance: it was one of a group of Connecticut bridges financed by federal public-works funds following natural disasters in 1936 and 1938.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW NORTH
2. ROADWAY, EAST END, VIEW WEST
3. ROADWAY, WEST END, VIEW EAST
4. DETAIL OF RAILING, NORTH SIDE, VIEW NORTHEAST
5. DETAIL OF LAMP BASE, EAST END, NORTH SIDE, VIEW NORTH
6. UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE AND CENTER PIER, VIEW EAST
7. INTERIOR OF TRUSS, WEST END, VIEW EAST
8. DETAIL OF TYPICAL PANEL, SOUTH SIDE, VIEW NORTHEAST
9. DETAIL OF LOWER END JOINT AND BEARING, WEST SIDE, VIEW NORTHWEST
10. DETAIL OF CANTILEVERED DECK, SOUTH SIDE, WEST END, VIEW EAST


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