Category 5: Historic Preservation Honorable Mention
2002 Thread City Crossing 'The Frog Bridge', Willimantic, Connecticut
Thread City Crossing "The Frog Bridge," Willimantic, Connecticut
Maguire Group, New Britain, CT
O&G Industries, Inc., Torrington, CT
Originally this urban revitalization project was planned as a typical rehabilitation of an existing urban traffic system. The new bridge was built on the site of an old cotton mill to replace the original bridge downstream built in 1857 and later deemed obsolete. Concrete form liners were used to create the appearance of granite stone. The spools atop the bridge symbolize the town's historic role in the textile industry.