Demolition of historic Olive Street Bridge began this afternoon

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Say good-bye to the Olive Street Bridge, KJ Unnerstall began tearing down the bridge this afternoon.  The bridge is estimated at being over 80 years old.

We spoke with New Haven City Administrator Steve Roth about the old Olive Street Bridge.  We were curious about when the bridge was originally built.  Roth said, “We have estimated that it was built sometime in the early 1930’s.  During that time period record keeping was obviously different than it is today, but based on what we could find, we have estimated early 1930’s with possibilities of the 1920’s.”

During the next month, which is the estimated time for the project to take, the detour signs will continue to be in place.

To make sure there is no confusion, below is an aerial view with the detour route.

The route will be: Olive Street to Locust Street, then left on Maupin Street to Wall Street, followed by another left onto Miller Street.