Reynolds Bridge

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Reynolds Bridge
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View from south

41°39′11″N 73°4′37″W / 41.65306°N 73.07694°W / 41.65306; -73.07694Coordinates: 41°39′11″N 73°4′37″W / 41.65306°N 73.07694°W / 41.65306; -73.07694

Reynolds Bridge
Area less than one acre
Built 1928
Architect Connecticut Highway Department; Haggerty, Charles A.
Architectural style open-spandrel concrete arch
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 04001095[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 2004
Carries State Road 848 (Waterbury Road)
Crosses Naugatuck River
Locale Thomaston, Connecticut
Official name Bridge No. 603
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Transportation
Total length 148.7 m
Daily traffic 3,100

The Reynolds Bridge in Thomaston, Connecticut is an open-spandrel concrete arch bridge carrying Waterbury Road (unsigned State Road 848) over the Naugatuck River. It was built in 1928 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

It also spans the tracks of what was the New Haven Railroad, and is now the Naugatuck Railroad, which run along the river.

At the time of its construction, open-spandrel design was used for the longest concrete bridge crossings, and this was the longest designed by the Connecticut State Highway Department.[2]

As of 2004, it was one of six open-spandrel bridges in Connecticut.[2]:6? The Cornwall Bridge, built later over the Housatonic River, has a longer span.[2]:7

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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 c Bruce Clouette (March 31, 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Reynolds Bridge / Bridge No. 603" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 8 photos, from 2003