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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Salmon Brook Bridge

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FCHT - Salmon Brook Bridge - view from northern abutment

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2010

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BH Photo #289389

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Description 

Former NH&N/NYNH&H Canal Line bridge; now part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Not sure about the build date; aerial imagery shows the replacement of the Farmington Canal arch (which doubled as the original railroad crossing) between 1934 and 1944.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Salmon Brook on Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Location
Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1950, abandoned 1976, converted to trail use ca. 2009
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Two deck plate girder main spans, four steel stringer approaches (3 north, 1 south)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.0 ft.
Total length: 268.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93721, -72.77580   (decimal degrees)
41°56'14" N, 72°46'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/684388/4645196 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tariffville
Inventory numbers
CT 09809R (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 61848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
  • July 26, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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