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Shetucket River Deck-Truss Bridge, Spanning Shetucket River at Route 169, Norwich, New London County, CT

Shetucket River Deck-Truss Bridge, Spanning Shetucket River at Route 169, Norwich, New London County, CT

 
 
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Significance: The bridge is significant as a representative example of standard 20th-century truss construction. Typical features of the period include the Pratt-truss design, concrete-slab deck, and the use of rolled I-beams. The railing design suggests an Art Deco stylistic influence. The bridge also has historical significance: it was one of a group of Connecticut bridges financed by federal public-works funds following natural disasters in 1936 and 1938.
Survey number: HAER CT-184

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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connecticut41.55960, -72.07011
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Library of Congress
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