Willimantic Footbridge

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Willimantic Footbridge
Willimantic pedestrian bridge, middle.JPG
Willimantic Footbridge in August 2013
Willimantic Footbridge is located in Connecticut
Willimantic Footbridge
Willimantic Footbridge is located in the US
Willimantic Footbridge
Location Railroad Street, Willimantic, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°42′42″N 72°12′49″W / 41.71167°N 72.21361°W / 41.71167; -72.21361Coordinates: 41°42′42″N 72°12′49″W / 41.71167°N 72.21361°W / 41.71167; -72.21361
Built 1906
Architect Owego Bridge Company
Architectural style Steel truss footbridge
Part of Main Street Historic District (#82004410)
NRHP Reference # 79002654[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1979
Designated CP June 29, 1982

The Willimantic Footbridge is a pedestrian bridge in the Willimantic section of Windham, Connecticut. It was built in 1906 to connect the commercial core to the southern residential part of Willimantic across the Willimantic River. The bridge also crosses over a New England Central Railroad freight yard and Riverside Street. In 1979, the bridge was listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The 635-foot bridge was built by the Owego Bridge Company for $13,000 and includes five spans with a through truss construction.[2] This bridge is a popular site in Willimantic. It is the only footbridge in New England to span both a river and a railroad.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Willimantic Footbridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 

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