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Connecticut Company - Canal Line Overpass

Map 

Description 

Former Connecticut Company crossing of the NYNH&H Canal Line (now the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail) in Cheshire. This trolley line connected Cheshire with Waterbury via Mixville and a notch in the neighboring ridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over NYNH&H Canal Line (Farmington Canal Heritage Trail) on Connecticut Company Waterbury-Cheshire Line
Location
Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroads
- Cheshire Street Railway
- Connecticut Company (ConnCo)
- Connecticut Railway & Lighting Co. (CR&L)
- Interurban
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51042, -72.91063   (decimal degrees)
41°30'38" N, 72°54'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/674361/4597529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southington
Inventory number
BH 63158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Updated description
  • September 26, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

Comments 

Connecticut Company - Canal Line Overpass
Posted November 15, 2020, by Thomas Ebersold (bikehikekayak123 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The description can be updated because the section between Cornwall Avenue to Routes 68/70 in Cheshire opened on Sept. 9, 2018. The abutments can be clearly seen from the trail.