William H. Putnam Memorial Bridge

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William H. Putnam Memorial Bridge

The Putnam Bridge is a bridge in the state of Connecticut carrying the Route 3 Expressway over the Connecticut River, connecting Interstate 91 in Wethersfield and Route 2 in Glastonbury. It is the southernmost crossing of the Connecticut River in the Hartford Area and carries an average of 50,800 vehicles per day.

The bridge was originally to be a double-decker as part of a planned Interstate 491, a southeastern bypass around Hartford from Wethersfield to East Hartford. However, the project was cancelled in 1973, and the expressway portion of Route 3 from I-91 to Route 2 is all that was constructed from that project.

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