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The Bulkeley Bridge (also known as Hartford Bridge, Bridge No. 980A) is a stone arch bridge composed of nine spans located in Hartford, Connecticut. The bridge carries Interstate 84, U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 44 across the Connecticut River, connecting Hartford to East Hartford. As of 2005 the bridge carried an average daily traffic of 142,500 cars.
The Bulkeley Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in use in the Interstate Highway System . It is also the longest stone arch bridge in the world. The Bulkeley Bridge is named for Connecticut governor and United States Senator, Morgan Bulkeley.History
The current bridge is the third at that location.
The first bridge was built in 1810. Washed away in 1818, it was succeeded by a covered bridge, which burned in 1895. The current bridge opened in 1908.