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Killarney Bridge

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Killarney Bridge 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2019

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BH Photo #449481

Map 

Description 

"The original bridge was built in 1908 at the behest of Frederick Shepard and modeled after a bridge in Killarney, Ireland. The bridge has dangerously deteriorated and the land trust built a small trestle bridge in 2009 just downstream. Please donít disturb the moss that covers the stones of the old bridge. It will take a long time for it to grow back." Norfolk Land Trust Trail Guide

A huge chunk of the arch and an entire wing of the bridge's approach have tumbled into the brook. The bridge is closed to all traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Unnamed tributary of Wood Creek on Old Carriage Trail
Location
Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
A 100+ year-old stone arch bridge on Old Carriage Trail in Barbour Woods, Norfolk
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.99958, -73.19147   (decimal degrees)
41°59'58" N, 73°11'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/649781/4651311 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85484 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,263)
Arch (11,437)
Built 1908 (654)
Built during 1900s (6,703)
Connecticut (690)
Deck arch (10,681)
Litchfield County, Connecticut (72)
Norfolk, Connecticut (1)
Owned privately (1,478)
Stone arch (2,753)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman

Sources 

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