Commodore Isaac Hull Memorial Bridge
|Commodore Hull Bridge|
|Carries||6 lanes of Route 8|
|Locale||Derby and Shelton, Connecticut|
|Official name||Commodore Isaac Hull Memorial Bridge|
|Maintained by||Connecticut Department of Transportation|
|Design||steel truss bridge|
|Total length||481 m|
|Clearance below||10.4 m|
The Commodore Isaac Hull Bridge carries Connecticut Route 8 over the Housatonic River, between Shelton and Derby, in Connecticut. The bridge was constructed in 1951 for Route 8. This deck-truss bridge, originally built in 1951, was widened during the 1980s to accommodate increased traffic with the completion of the Route 8 Expressway. This work was completed in 1990.
The deck-truss design is similar to that of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota that collapsed. Because of this, ConnDOT conducted an inspection on the Commodore Hull Bridge, and similar bridges throughout the state following the collapse. The bridge has recently been rated as "structurally deficient" and ConnDOT has plans to overhaul the bridge's superstructure within the next few years.[when?][discuss]
- CT DOT
- "Chapter 6 DOT History — Expressway Development 1946-1955". Connecticut Department of Transportation. 2003-09-09.
- Kurumi (2005-03-20). "Routes 8, 8A".
- Housatonic River Bridge (#571A) gives dimensions for this bridge
- Ansonia-Derby-Shelton Expressway and Commodore Isaac Hull Bridge across the Housatonic River
- Aerial view of Shelton and Derby along the Housatonic River with the Commodore Isaac Hull Bridge and Ansonia-Derby-Shelton Expressway drawn onto the photograph
- Commodore Hull Bridge - Housatonic River