Cheshire Bridge (Connecticut River)
1930 Cheshire Bridge over the Connecticut River
|Design||three-span Pennsylvania truss|
|Total length||489 feet (149 m)|
|Constructed by||McClintic-Marshall Co.|
|Construction end||1806, 1906, 1930|
|Construction cost||US$225,000 (US$3,370,000 with inflation)|
|Toll||none since 2001|
The first bridge at this location was completed in 1806 by the Cheshire Bridge Co. and was described as a Town lattice covered toll bridge, a wooden covered bridge. In 1897 the bridge was purchased by the Springfield Electric Railway.
In 1906 the old bridge was replaced by the Iron Bridge Co., at a cost of US$65,000 (US$1,810,000 with inflation). It was a three-span steel Pratt truss bridge, which had a 600-foot (180 m) span and a 20-foot (6.1 m)-wide roadway. Vehicles ran both ways, and also freight and passenger cars. In 1930 the bridge was replaced by the McClintic-Marshall Co. of Pittsburgh, PA at a cost of US$225,000 (US$3,370,000 with inflation). It is a three-span Pennsylvania truss that is 489 feet (149 m) feet long.
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