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NH - Salmon Brook Arch

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Description 

Originally built for the Farmington Canal as the third attempt at a crossing of Salmon Brook, the first two being lost to floods. Use carried over to the New Haven & Northampton (and later the NYNH&H) when the railroad was built over the canal in 1848. Aerial imagery shows replacement between 1934 and 1944, which based on its predecessors' demise would likely be attributable to the 1936 flood or the 1938 hurricane. Although it is likely that the current rail-trail bridge was the first replacement, it's possible that the ca. 1938 replacement was itself destroyed in the 1955 floods.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Salmon Brook on New Haven Railroad
Location
East Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1829; replaced between 1934 and 1944
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Farmington Canal - Salmon Brook Arch
Salmon Brook Aqueduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93720, -72.77582   (decimal degrees)
41°56'14" N, 72°46'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/684387/4645195 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tariffville
Inventory number
BH 65271 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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