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Connecticut Company - Branch Brook Bridge

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Description 

Skewed concrete arch bridge crossing Branch Brook on the former Waterbury-Thomaston trolley route. Built 1908 and abandoned in 1929. Currently visible from Route 8 during the winter months, but otherwise fairly inaccessible due to it's location within the grounds of Thomaston's sewer plant. Access to the area and the bridge may improve as the Naugatuck River Greenway project advances. While the greenway is currently set to use a separate pedestrian bridge to cross Branch Brook further upstream, the use of this bridge has been discussed in order to provide access to York Rd.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Branch Brook on Waterbury-Thomaston Connecticut Company Trolley Line
Location
Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1908
Railroads
- Connecticut Company (ConnCo)
- Interurban
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.64188, -73.08053   (decimal degrees)
41°38'31" N, 73°04'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/659858/4611795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thomaston
Inventory number
BH 66886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date from article + link
  • April 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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