Cornwall Bridge

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Cornwall Bridge
Cornwall Bridge and station 063.JPG
View of the NRHP listed Cornwall Bridge Railroad Station through an arched span of the Bridge, March 24, 2012

41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278Coordinates: 41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278

Bridge No. 560
Area less than one acre
Architect Connecticut Highway Department; Blakeslee, C.W. & Sons
NRHP Reference # 04001090[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 2004
Carries 2 lanes of US 7 / Route 4
Crosses Housatonic River
Locale Sharon and Cornwall, Connecticut
Official name Bridge No. 560
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Transportation
Design open spandrel concrete arch
Total length 674 feet (205 m)
Opened 1930

The Cornwall Bridge (also known as Bridge No. 560) is a two-lane, concrete arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 7/Connecticut Route 4 over the Housatonic River and the Housatonic Railroad in Northwestern Connecticut. It was built in 1930 by C.W. Blakeslee and Sons for the Connecticut Highway Department and consists of 6 open-spandrel arches spanning 674 feet (205 m), and is a fairly large example of concrete open-spandrel construction.[2] The bridge was reconstructed in 1994 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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  1. ^ Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Bridge No. 560" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 

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