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NH - Harbor Brook Trestle

Photo 

MWCR Trestle East of Twiss Ave

Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad trestle east of Twiss Avenue, Meriden CT, looking roughly southeast.

Photo by Ronald Barnes

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #320620

Map 

Description 

Curved timber trestle over Harbor Brook on the former MW&CR line, later the NH Meriden Branch. The line is still owned by Suzio, which also owns the York Hill Quarry at the current end-of-track, but has not seen service since the 60s. The trestle has been burned at least once and is in very rough shape.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Harbor Brook on NH Meriden Branch
Location
Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned; burned and collapsing
Railroads
- Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad (MW&CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54635, -72.78004   (decimal degrees)
41°32'47" N, 72°46'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/685157/4601789 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meriden
Inventory number
BH 66893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin

Comments 

NH - Harbor Brook Trestle
Posted February 16, 2018, by Alyssa Wolven (alyssawolven [at] cox [dot] net)

Wow, we miss you Ron Barnes! I just stumbled across this, saw your name. It's a shame that when you are were around I didn't know you were into trains also and possibly abandoned infrastructure also. If anyone else that knows me or (the now deceased) Ronald, and/or simply wants to walk the entire former Waterberry Meriden Connecticut River Line in an upcoming summer, HMU at my first & last name no spaces at cox.net . I'll fly out from San Diego as I do many late summers. Ciao