West Cornwall Covered Bridge
|West Cornwall Covered Bridge|
West Cornwall Covered Bridge, spanning the Housatonic River
|Official name||Hart Bridge|
|Carries||Sharon-Goshen Turnpike (Connecticut Route 128)|
|Design||Town lattice truss bridge|
|Total length||242.1 feet (73.8 m)|
|Width||15 feet (4.6 m)|
|Number of spans||2|
|Piers in water||1|
Bridge site in U.S. state of Connecticut
|Area:||1 acre (0.4 ha)|
|Added to NRHP:||December 30, 1975|
The West Cornwall Covered Bridge (also known as Hart Bridge) is a wooden lattice truss bridge built over the Housatonic River in the town of Cornwall, Connecticut. It is estimated to have been built around 1864.
The covered bridge is 172 feet (52 m) long, 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and supports one lane of vehicle traffic for the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike (Connecticut Route 128). The bridge is built of red spruce timbers secured with treenails (wooden pegs). In 1973 the roadway was reinforced with the addition of a concealed steel deck.
The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Extensive repair was done to the floor of the bridge during the mid-1940s when a tanker truck carrying tar plunged through the flooring.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: West Cornwall Covered Bridge|
- Hart Bridge at Structurae
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Cornwall Historical Society. “The Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, Connecticut.” Accessed 2008-07-29.
- Public Archeology Survey Team, Inc., Storrs, CT. “West Cornwall Bridge.” Accessed 2008-07-29.
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