Comstock's Bridge

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Comstock's Bridge
Comstock's Bridge, East Hampton.jpg
Comstock's Bridge is located in Connecticut
Comstock's Bridge
Location East Hampton, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°33′11″N 72°26′57″W / 41.55306°N 72.44917°W / 41.55306; -72.44917Coordinates: 41°33′11″N 72°26′57″W / 41.55306°N 72.44917°W / 41.55306; -72.44917
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1840
Architectural style Howe-truss covered bridge
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 76001978[1]
Added to NRHP January 1, 1976

Comstock's Bridge, also known as the Comstock Covered Bridge, is located in East Hampton, Connecticut. The bridge was built in 1840 to span the Salmon River, and is one of only three historical covered bridges in the state. The main span is a Howe truss, 80 feet (24 m) long, with a roadbed 12 feet (3.7 m) wide. A secondary span, 30 feet (9.1 m) in length, connects the bridge to the eastern shore. The bridge underwent major restoration work in the 1930s after a truck crashed through the floor; it is now closed to traffic, and is accessible from a small public park.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Bruce Clouette (July 25, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Comstock's Bridge". National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos, from 1975

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