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Air Line State Park Trail - Muddy Gutter Brook Arch

Photos 

MuddyGutter 01

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2016

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BH Photo #369169

Map 

Description 

Stone arch culvert carrying Muddy Gutter Brook under the former NYNH&H Air Line in East Hampton, CT. Built in 1870 based on the keystone of the south face and abandoned in 1965. The Air Line State Park Trail was extended west over this structure circa 2016.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Muddy Gutter Brook on NYNH&H Air Line (abandoned)
Location
East Hampton, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicycles
Future prospects
To become part of the Air Line State Park Trail
History
Built 1870; abandoned 1965; opened to trail users ca. 2016
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 culvert
Also called
NH - Muddy Gutter Brook Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56856, -72.51484   (decimal degrees)
41°34'07" N, 72°30'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/707207/4604858 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middle Haddam
Inventory numbers
CT 99032 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 67260 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Added probable build date and noted trail section has been completed
  • November 5, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 26, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

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