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Air Line State Park Trail - Pocotopaug Creek Bridge

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Airline Trail Pocotopaug Creek Bridge

View from abutment showing main span over Pocotopaug Creek

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2014

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BH Photo #291587

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Description 

Two-span deck plate girder bridge crossing Pocotopaug Creek on the former NYNH&H Air Line, now the Airline State Park Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Pocotopaug Creek on Airline State Park Trail - South
Location
East Hampton, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Converted to trail use 2012
Railroads
- Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad (B&NY)
- New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad (NHM&W)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Two-span deck plate girder bridge (one long span, one short span) resting on brownstone abutments and piers.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 76.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57538, -72.50073   (decimal degrees)
41°34'31" N, 72°30'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/708362/4605649 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62540 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • August 19, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • August 17, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin