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NH - Great Hill Pond Brook Arch

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GreatHill 01

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2016

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BH Photo #369163

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Description 

Large stone arch carrying Great Hill Pond Brook under the NYNH&H Air Line near the Cobalt section of East Hampton. Built in 1898 and abandoned along with the rest of the Portland-Willimantic section of the line in 1965. Plans are underway to eventually extend the Airline State Park trail west over the bridge within the next several years.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Great Hill Pond Brook on NYNH&H Air Line (abandoned)
Location
Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
To become part of the Airline State Park Trail
History
Built 1899; abandoned 1965
Railroads
- Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad (B&NY)
- New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad (NHM&W)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56616, -72.55929   (decimal degrees)
41°33'58" N, 72°33'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/703508/4604486 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middle Haddam
Inventory number
BH 67259 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • November 5, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 26, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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