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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Rosewood Road Arch Bridge

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2019

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BH Photo #446994

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Description 

12' stone arch bridge carrying the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (former NH Canal Line) over a small dirt road north of Avon center. CTDOT listings identify this road as "Rosewood Road," but newer maps don't seem to carry that designation east of CT 10 (there is a Rosewood Road on the west side of CT 10 in this area).

Addendum: Bridge is located on an abandoned road which may have or not have been an extension of Rosewood Road (not clear from early maps.) Access is limited to the east side, which borders on the Nod Brook Wildlife Management Area.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over dirt road on Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Location
Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81933, -72.82581   (decimal degrees)
41°49'10" N, 72°49'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/680574/4632002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avon
Inventory number
BH 68098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • June 19, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

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