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Saugatuck River Bridge, Spanning Saugatuck River at Route 136, Westport, Fairfield County, CT



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Saugatuck River at Route 136, Westport, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-46
Significance: Only manually operated swing truss in Connecticut. Rare surviving example of first generation movable iron bridge.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH ELEVATION
2. VIEW NORTH, WEST END OF SOUTH ELEVATION
3. VIEW EAST, WEST APPROACH
4. VIEW SOUTHWEST, SHOWING NORTH TRUSS
5. VIEW SOUTHWEST, SHOWING SOUTH TRUSS FROM CENTER OF BRIDGE
6. VIEW WEST SHOWING TRUSSES AND DECK GRATING FROM CENTER OF SWING BRIDGE
7. VIEW WEST, EAST APPROACH
8. VIEW WEST, EAST APPROACH
9. VIEW SOUTH, SHOWING SOUTH TRUSS DETAIL AND END POST
10. VIEW SOUTH, SHOWING SOUTH TRUSS DETAIL AND CENTER TIE BARS
11. VIEW NORTH, SHOWING SWING SPAN AT CENTER SUPPORT AND TIE BARS
12. VIEW NORTHEAST, EAST END OF SWING SPAN
13. VIEW NORTH, OPENING OF SWING SPAN SHOWING FENDER SYSTEM
14. VIEW EAST, OPERATORS CLOSING SWING SPAN
15. VIEW NORTH, WEST ABUTMENT OF SWING SPAN
16. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHWEST CORNER -- BRIDGE IN CLOSED POSITION, SHOWING SOUTH SCREW JACK
17. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHWEST CORNER -- BRIDGE IN SLIGHTLY OPEN POSITION
18. VIEW NORTH, EAST SIDE OF SWING AXIS SHOWING PINION, RACK, AND BALANCE WHEEL
19. VIEW NORTH, CENTER OF SWING AXIS SHOWING CENTER PIVOT, BEARING WHEELS, TRACK AND CENTER PIER
20. VIEW NORTHEAST, UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, EAST OF CENTER SWING AXIS


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