Tariffville Road Bridge, Spanning Farmington River on Tariffville Road (Con, Simsbury, Hartford County, CT
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Spanning Farmington River on Tariffville Road (Con, Simsbury, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-40
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Significance: Tariffville Road Bridge is significant as a representative example of 19th-century truss engineering, one of few pre-1900 through-trusses remaining in Connecticut. Its pinned connections and ornamental railing are typical of the period. Designed and built by New Haven engineer J.E. Buddington, some of its members and its unusual floor system reflect the wide range of bridge building practices still current in the 1890s, before engineering became thoroughly standardized.
Buddington, John E.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. EAST END AND NORTH SIDE, VIEW WEST
2. NORTH SIDE, VIEW SOUTHWEST
3. EAST END, VIEW NORTHWEST
4. WEST END, VIEW SOUTHEAST
5. DETAIL OF PORTAL JOINT, WEST END, VIEW WEST
6. GENERAL VIEW OF ROAD SIDE OF TRUSS, WEST END, VIEW WEST
7. DETAIL OF INTERIOR LATTICE BARS ON DIAGONAL MEMBER, NORTH SIDE, VIEW NORTHWEST
8. DETAIL OF CAST SPINDLE, VERTICAL MEMBER, NORTH SIDE, VIEW NORTHWEST
9. DETAIL OF RAILING END POST, EAST END, VIEW NORTH
10. DETAIL OF PLAQUE, EAST END, VIEW NORTHWEST
11. GENERAL VIEW OF UNDERSIDE, VIEW NORTHWEST
12. UNDERSIDE, SHOWING REMNANT OF ORIGINAL FLOOR BEAMS ATTACHED TO LOWER CHORD, SOUTH SIDE, VIEW WEST
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