Water Street Bridge

Also known as: Falls Village/Amesville Bridge
Water Street over Housatonic River, Falls Village

Pratt through truss with reinforcing arch as a later addition.


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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2015




Built by the Berlin Construction Co. in 1903, the Water Street Bridge's future is in doubt. It is closed now; town wanted to re-hab it and keep it a one-way bridge as designed, even had most of the funds allocated. State D.O.T. wants a 2-way bridge. This was an important crossing in the 19th century, when Horatio Ames built his foundry and the village of Amesville on the west side of the river. Update: Bridge was demolished in June, 2015.

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Bridge demolished in June, 2015.
  • June 15, 2015: Added by Chester Gehman


  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com