Turn-of-River Bridge

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Turn-of-River Bridge
StamfordCT TurnOfRiverBridge 1.jpg
Turn-of-River Bridge is located in Connecticut
Turn-of-River Bridge
Turn-of-River Bridge is located in the US
Turn-of-River Bridge
Location Old N. Stamford Rd. at Rippowam River, Stamford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°6′47″N 73°32′42.5″W / 41.11306°N 73.545139°W / 41.11306; -73.545139Coordinates: 41°6′47″N 73°32′42.5″W / 41.11306°N 73.545139°W / 41.11306; -73.545139
Area less than one acre
Built 1892
Architect Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Architectural style Lenticular pony truss
NRHP Reference # 87000798[1]
Added to NRHP July 31, 1987

The Turn-of-River Bridge, also known as Old North Stamford Road Bridge, is a single-span lenticular pony truss bridge built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company in 1892. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] It formerly brought the Old Stamford Road across the Rippowam River, but is now open only to pedestrian traffic, as the road ends shortly before the bridge.

The bridge uses the design patented by William O. Douglas in 1878 for a lens-type truss bridge, and is built out of wrought and cast iron, with pin connections, and has a concrete deck. It rests on stone abutments, and has a total span of 53 feet (16 m). It is one of only about twenty lenticular truss bridges remaining in the state.[2] It is now open only to pedestrian traffic.

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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. ^ Steven Bedford (August 25, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Turn-of-River Bridge / Old North Stamford Road Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying nine photos, from 1986

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