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Sikorsky Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1939
Status: demolished (2004)

Project Type

Structure: Girder bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crossed:
  • Housatonic River
Carried:
  • Merritt Parkway
Replaced by: Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge (2003)

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 15 m
total length 556 m
clearance max. 18 m
number of spans 12
number of lanes 4

Materials

deck steel

Chronology

2003

Replaced by a new bridge. Demolition to be completed by 2005.

17 February 2004

During demolition of the bridge, two barge-mounted cranes collapse killing the crane operator.

August 2004

Demolition of the bridge is completed.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002449
  • Date created
    01/12/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016