Drake Hill Road Bridge

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Drake Hill Road Bridge
Drake Hill Road Bridge.JPG
2010 photo
Drake Hill Road Bridge is located in Connecticut
Drake Hill Road Bridge
Location Drake Hill Rd. at Farmington River, Simsbury, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°52′6″N 72°48′1″W / 41.86833°N 72.80028°W / 41.86833; -72.80028Coordinates: 41°52′6″N 72°48′1″W / 41.86833°N 72.80028°W / 41.86833; -72.80028
Area less than one acre
Built 1892
Architect Buddington,J. H.
Architectural style Parker truss
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84000999[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

Drake Hill Road Bridge is a bridge in Simsbury, Connecticut, originally carrying Drake Hill Road over the Farmington River. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It is a single-span pin-connected Parker truss, built in 1892. The bridge has a 12 foot roadway and a span of 183 feet, and rests on brownstone abutments. It is only one of three surviving Parker trusses in Connecticut.[2] The bridge originally carried vehicle traffic but now is open for foot and bicycle traffic.

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