Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Listed on the Register of
by the U.S. Department of
National Park Service
Erected in 1891
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 1800ís 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
Edward G. Haberli
Franklin D. Phillips
Francis H. Zygmont
Past President Project
1994 – 1995
Location. 41° 31.361′ N, 72° 50.32′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Oregon Road and River Road (Connecticut Route Touch for map. Located in Quinnipiac Park. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hubbard Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Meridenís Traffic Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away); Meriden Soldiers Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cristoforo Colombo (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Patriots (approx. 2.4 miles away); Castle Craig (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meriden.
Regarding Red Bridge. The Red Bridge spans the Quinnipiac River where it flows into Hanover Pond. It is closed to vehicular traffic.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Berlin Iron Bridge Company also built the Falls Bridge in New Milford, Connecticut
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
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