Butts Bridge

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Butts Bridge
Butts Bridge Over Quinebaug River, Canterbury, CT.JPG
Butts Bridge Rd, Canterbury, CT
Butts Bridge is located in Connecticut
Butts Bridge
Location Butts Bridge Rd. over Quinebaug R., Canterbury, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°39′5″N 71°58′15″W / 41.65139°N 71.97083°W / 41.65139; -71.97083Coordinates: 41°39′5″N 71°58′15″W / 41.65139°N 71.97083°W / 41.65139; -71.97083
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1936
Architectural style Other, Parker through truss
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 10000272[1]
Added to NRHP May 24, 2010

The Butts Bridge carries Butts Bridge Road (State Road 668) over the Quinebaug River in the town of Canterbury, Connecticut. It was completed in 1937 by the Fort Pitt Bridge Works company using designs by the Connecticut State Highway Department. The bridge is a single-span steel Parker truss design that typifies truss bridges of the early automotive age.[2] It was built as part of the Highway Department's emergency relief program after the Northeast Flood of 1936. The bridge is also known as Bridge No. 1649 and carries an average of 2,300 vehicles per day as of 2011.

View of Quinebaug River from Butts Bridge

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Notice of public meeting re rehabilitation of Bridge No. 0164". Connecticut Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 

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