Derby-Shelton Bridge

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Derby-Shelton Bridge
Derby-Shelton Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 41°19′08″N 73°05′27″W / 41.31889°N 73.09083°W / 41.31889; -73.09083
Carries 2 lanes of Bridge Street (SR 712)
Crosses Housatonic River
Locale Shelton and Derby (Connecticut)
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Transportation[1]
Characteristics
Design concrete arch bridge
Total length 142 m
History
Opened 1918
Statistics
Daily traffic 14,000

The Derby-Shelton Bridge is a road crossing over the Housatonic River in the U.S. state of Connecticut, connecting the cities of Derby and Shelton. It connects Route 34 in downtown Derby with Route 110 in downtown Shelton. The bridge and approaches are designated but not signed as State Road 712. The current bridge was built in 1918 by the Connecticut State Highway Department to replace a former steel-arch bridge built in 1891 known as the Huntington Bridge. Prior to that, an even older wooden covered bridge (built in 1857) was at this site. The Derby-Shelton Bridge used to carry two street railway tracks until the 1930s.

Bridge over the Housatonic in Derby, from a postcard sent in 1908

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