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Palisado Avenue Bridge, Spanning Farmington River at State Route 159, Windsor, Hartford County, CT



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Location
Spanning Farmington River at State Route 159, Windsor, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-31
Building/structure dates: 1916 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Significance: The Palisado Avenue Bridge is historically and archaeologically significant as an example of a through truss span of the Pratt design. Pratt trusses were originally patented in 1844 and, by the early part of the twentieth century, had become the most popular bridge type for spans up to 150 feet.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Berlin Iron Works


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF NORTHWEST ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. VIEW OF NORTHWEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
3. VIEW SHOWING NORTHEAST FACE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
4. SOUTHWEST ANGLE VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW OF CROSS MEMBERS AND TOP CHORD, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
6. VIEW OF CROSS MEMBERS AND TOP CHORD, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
7. VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
9. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST SIDE BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
10. VIEW OF NORTHWEST SIDE OF BRIDGE AND CENTER PIER, LOOKING EAST
11. VIEW OF BRIDGE FLOORING AND CENTER PIER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
12. VIEW OF CENTER PIER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
13. VIEW OF SOUTH CORNER OF SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTH
14. VIEW OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT, LOOKING WEST
15. VIEW OF STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, LOOKING SOUTH
16. VIEW OF STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
17. VIEW OF BRIDGE PLAQUE, LOOKING WEST
18. TRUSS DIAGRAM
19. BRACES AND FLOOR BEAMS
20. TOP LATERALS
21. SIDEWALK AND ROADWAY RAILING


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