Packerville Bridge

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Packerville Bridge
Packerville Bridge is located in Connecticut
Packerville Bridge
Location Packerville Rd. over Mill Brook, Plainfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°40′1″N 71°56′56″W / 41.66694°N 71.94889°W / 41.66694; -71.94889Coordinates: 41°40′1″N 71°56′56″W / 41.66694°N 71.94889°W / 41.66694; -71.94889
Area less than one acre
Built 1886
Architect Olin,Nathaniel; Baldwin,Isaac J.
Architectural style Masonry arch
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 92001565[1]
Added to NRHP November 27, 1992

Packerville Bridge is a historic stone arch bridge carrying Packerville Road over Mill Brook in Plainfield, Connecticut. It is a masonry arch bridge with cut-stone barrel and rubble spandrels with a span of 26 feet (7.9 m) and a total structure length of 31 feet (9.4 m). The bridge was built in 1886, after a major flood washed away most of the town's bridges. It is a well-preserved example of vernacular 19th century masonry bridge technology.[2]

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992,[1] at which time it was one of about 20 surviving stone-arch bridges in the state.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Packerville Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-14.