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Dexter Coffin Bridge

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Carries  I-91
Construction begin  1957
Location  Windsor Locks
Carry  Interstate 91
Crosses  Connecticut River
Opened  1959
Body of water  Connecticut River
Construction end  11 July 1959
Dexter Coffin Bridge
Locale  Windsor Locks, Connecticut and East Windsor, Connecticut
Similar  Bissell Bridge, Raymond E Baldwin Bridge, Charter Oak Bridge, William H Putnam Memorial, Bulkeley Bridge

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 Plans were started in 1954 for the bridge, which would replace an outdated bridge near the same location.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.

References

Dexter Coffin Bridge Wikipedia


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