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The Pine Creek Park Bridge, also known as the Mill Hill Road Bridge, is a Pratt pony truss bridge in Fairfield, Connecticut. Built in 1872, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1] It is 54 feet (16 m) in length, and is located in conservation land on Pine Creek, having been moved there in 1979 from its original location on Mill Hill Road. It is significant as a rare example of an early iron bridge, from an era when bridge designs were changing and unsettled. It was produced by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is one of few surviving ones made by its engineer J. H. Linville.[2]

Pine Creek Park Bridge
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Pine Creek Park Bridge is located in Connecticut
Pine Creek Park Bridge
Pine Creek Park Bridge is located in the United States
Pine Creek Park Bridge
LocationOver Pine Creek; north of Old Dam Road, Fairfield, Connecticut
Coordinates41°7′31″N 73°15′48″W / 41.12528°N 73.26333°W / 41.12528; -73.26333Coordinates: 41°7′31″N 73°15′48″W / 41.12528°N 73.26333°W / 41.12528; -73.26333
Arealess than one acre
Built1872
ArchitectKeystone Bridge Co.; Linville, J.H.
Architectural stylePratt pony truss bridge
NRHP reference #92000263[1]
Added to NRHPApril 8, 1992

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Bruce Clouette and Matthew Roth (June 11, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Pine Creek Park Bridge / Mill Hill Road Bridge". National Park Service. and Accompanying six photos, from 1991