Red Bridge

Red Bridge (HMHNN)

Location: Meriden, CT 06451 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 31.361', W 72° 50.32'

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Length 78 feet - width 16 feet
Listed on the Register of
Historic Places
by the U.S. Department of
the Interior,
National Park Service
Erected in 1891
by
the Berlin Iron Bridge Company

Red Bridge is of lenticular pony truss design. It replaced a high sided wooden bridge at this location and remained in constant use until 1964 when the concrete and steel bridge just to the east was constructed. For many years Red Bridge and Oregon Road was the main route between the towns of Meriden and Cheshire. More than 600 bridges of various designs were erected by The Berlin Iron Bridge Company, some as far away as Texas. This is one of seven iron bridges erected in Meriden in the late 1800's at a total cost of $6,515.00. Only this one remains.

Restored by the Meriden Lions Club
2001 - 2002
as a historic gift to the people of Meriden
Co-ordinators
Edward G. Haberli
Franklin D. Phillips
Chairman
Francis H. Zygmont
Past President Project
1994 - 1995
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HM NumberHMHNN
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 680333 N 4599037
Decimal Degrees41.52268333, -72.83866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.361', W 72° 50.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 21.66" N, 72° 50' 19.20" W
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Area Code(s)203, 860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 562 Oregon Rd, Meriden CT 06451, US
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