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NH - Farmington River Bridge (N)

Photo 

Photo taken by Ian Martin

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BH Photo #284728

Map 

Description 

Bridge replaced an older covered bridge. This was a branch line of the New Haven called the "Canal Line" because of the heritage of the New Haven & Northampton from the Farmington Canal. It ended upriver in New Hartford.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Farmington River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
Collinsville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Removed after railroad line abandoned due to flood damage in 1955.
History
Built 1904
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Also called
Railroad Bridge
Three Bridges
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81280, -72.92337   (decimal degrees)
41°48'46" N, 72°55'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/672488/4631075 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collinsville
Inventory number
BH 61182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Changed design to double-intersection Warren truss based on photo
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Clarified bridge description and history.
  • June 2, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ian Martin