Pequabuck Bridge

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Pequabuck Bridge
Pequabuck Bridge, August 31, 2008.jpg
Pequabuck Bridge is located in Connecticut
Pequabuck Bridge
Location Meadow Rd. at Pequabuck River, Farmington, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°43′0.1″N 72°50′23.2″W / 41.716694°N 72.839778°W / 41.716694; -72.839778Coordinates: 41°43′0.1″N 72°50′23.2″W / 41.716694°N 72.839778°W / 41.716694; -72.839778
Area less than one acre
Built 1832–1833
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84001049[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Pequabuck Bridge, which currently carries a paved hike and bike trail across the Pequabuck River in Farmington, Connecticut, was built in 1833. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1] The bridge was previously known as Meadow Road Bridge and used to carry vehicular traffic on Meadow Road across the river. Meadow Road now uses a more modern bridge with the original bridge now used exclusively for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. It is notable as a rare example of a town-funded stone bridge, given the cost of building in stone at the time. The town decided on stone for construction of this bridge because it was at the time a vital and heavily-used crossing.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Matthew Roth, Bruce Clouette, and John Herzan (February 20, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Pequabuck Bridge / Meadow Road Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying eight photos from 1984