Pine Creek Park Bridge

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Pine Creek Park Bridge
Pine Creek Park Bridge is located in Connecticut
Pine Creek Park Bridge
Location N of Old Dam Rd., over Pine Cr., Fairfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°7′31″N 73°15′48″W / 41.12528°N 73.26333°W / 41.12528; -73.26333Coordinates: 41°7′31″N 73°15′48″W / 41.12528°N 73.26333°W / 41.12528; -73.26333
Area less than one acre
Built 1872
Architect Keystone Bridge Co.; Linville,J.H.
Architectural style Pratt pony truss bridge
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 92000263[1]
Added to NRHP April 8, 1992

The Pine Creek Park Bridge, also known as Mill Hill Road Bridge, is a Pratt pony truss bridge built in 1872. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

It is significant as a rare example of an early iron bridge, from an era when bridge designs were changing and unsettled. It was produced by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is one of few surviving ones made by its engineer J. H. Linville.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Bruce Clouette and Matthew Roth (June 11, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Pine Creek Park Bridge / Mill Hill Road Bridge". National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, from 1991