Glen Falls Bridge

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Glen Falls Bridge
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Glen Falls Bridge is located in Connecticut
Glen Falls Bridge
Glen Falls Bridge is located in the US
Glen Falls Bridge
Location Brunswick Ave. over Moosup River, Plainfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°43′1″N 71°51′43″W / 41.71694°N 71.86194°W / 41.71694; -71.86194Coordinates: 41°43′1″N 71°51′43″W / 41.71694°N 71.86194°W / 41.71694; -71.86194
Area less than one acre
Built 1886
Architect Berlin Iron Bridge Company
Architectural style Lenticular through Truss
NRHP Reference # 99000408[1]
Added to NRHP April 01, 1999

The Glen Falls Bridge is a historic bridge that formerly carried Brunswick Avenue over the Moosup River in Plainfield, Connecticut. It is a single-span wrought iron lenticular pony truss bridge, manufacted by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company in 1886. It is 124 feet (38 m) long, and rests on 20th-century reinforced concrete abutments. When built, the road it was on was the main east-west route through the area; it was bypassed by the present alignment of Connecticut Route 14 in 1940. It is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Glen Falls Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-09.