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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Thompson Brook Arch

Photo 

Thompson Brook Railroad Bridge

Western face from end of SW wing wall.

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2020

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BH Photo #486628

Map 

Description 

Concrete arch crossing of Thompson Brook on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (former NYNH&H Canal Line). The stone abutments likely date to the mid-19th century railroad construction, while the arch likely dates to the early 20th century. The form of the abutments suggests that the arch might have replaced a beam bridge rather than being a reinforcement of an existing stone arch.

Facts 

Overview
Closed spandrel concrete arch bridge over Thompson Brook on Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Location
Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Conrail (CR)
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76820, -72.84958   (decimal degrees)
41°46'06" N, 72°50'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/678742/4626275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avon
Inventory number
BH 65355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2020: New photo from Ian Martin
  • January 6, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin