Case Study #5: Pequabuck Bridge, Farmington
Although normally a small, quiet stream, the Pequabuck River is subject to severe flooding, which damaged the masonry of this bridge over its 150 years of service? When closed in 1982, the bridge had a longitudinal crack along the full length of the arch and several gaping holes in the roadway, one of which went entirely through to the underside. From a preservation point of view, the town's solution was a model bypass. The new bridge was located well away from the historic structure, leaving its setting intact.