Cornwall Bridge

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Cornwall Bridge
Cornwall Bridge and station 063.JPG
View of the NRHP listed Cornwall Bridge Railroad Station through an arched span of the Bridge, March 24, 2012
Official name Bridge No. 560
Carries 2 lanes of US 7 / Route 4
Crosses Housatonic River
Locale Sharon and Cornwall, Connecticut
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Transportation
Design open spandrel concrete arch
Total length 674 feet (205 m)
Opened 1930

41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278Coordinates: 41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278

Bridge No. 560
Area less than one acre
Architect Connecticut Highway Department; Blakeslee, C.W. & Sons
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 04001090[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 2004

The Cornwall Bridge (also known as Bridge No. 560) is a two-lane, concrete arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 7 and Route 4 over the Housatonic River and the Housatonic Railroad in Northwestern Connecticut. It was built in 1930 by C.W. Blakeslee and Sons for the Connecticut Highway Department and consists of 6 open-spandrel arches spanning 674 feet (205 m), and is a fairly large example of concrete open-spandrel construction. The bridge was reconstructed in 1994 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

The bridge is larger than the Reynolds Bridge.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Clouette, Bruce (March 31, 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bridge No. 560". National Park Service.  and Accompanying eight photos, from 2003

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