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Charter Oak Bridge U.S. 5

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The Charter Oak Bridge is one of the three highway bridges over the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut. This twin steel stringer bridge carries the Wilbur Cross Highway (Route 15 / U.S. Route 5) over the river, connecting downtown Hartford with East Hartford. Named for Connecticut’s famed Charter Oak, the original crossing opened as a toll bridge in the early 1940s, allowing through traffic to pass south of downtown Hartford. It was replaced by the current bridge in 1991, which is free to motorists. The bridge has an average daily traffic of 79,800 motorists. The bridge also provides access to the Charter Oak Landing, a beautiful park located just south of downtown Hartford.

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Interstate 91
Hartford, CT 06108