Dexter Coffin Bridge
Dexter Coffin Bridge by Elias Friedman.JPG
The upstream side of the Dexter Coffin Bridge pictured from Windsor Locks looking towards East Windsor.
Coordinates41°55′00″N 72°37′22″W / 41.91667°N 72.62278°W / 41.91667; -72.62278Coordinates: 41°55′00″N 72°37′22″W / 41.91667°N 72.62278°W / 41.91667; -72.62278
Carries I-91
CrossesConnecticut River
LocaleWindsor Locks, Connecticut and East Windsor, Connecticut
History
Construction start1957
Construction endJuly 11, 1959[1]
Location

The Dexter Coffin Bridge is a crossing for Interstate 91 over the Connecticut River north of Hartford, Connecticut, connecting the towns of Windsor Locks, Connecticut and East Windsor, Connecticut. It can be seen from the Windsor Locks Amtrak station.

History

In 1952, plans were made to cross the Connecticut River at Windsor Locks for I-91, so the highway would not cross Windsor Locks's tobacco fields at the river. Plans were started in 1954 for the bridge, which would replace an outdated bridge near the same location. The bridge was started construction in 1957 and was completed and dedicated on July 11, 1959.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Dexter Coffin Bridge at Structurae
  2. ^ "Site Of I-91 Crossing Over Conn. River Was Chosen In 1950s". Retrieved 2016-09-28.