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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Mill River Tributary Arch

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Mill River Tributary Arch

Western side

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2020

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BH Photo #487601

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Description 

Small stone arch crossing an unnamed tributary of the Mill River, immediately south of Todd Street on the former NYNH&H Canal line, now the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail/East Coast Greenway. A Conrail track chart lists this as "Eaton Brook," but all maps show the official course of Eaton Brook as being to the north.

The arch is constructed from Brownstone and features substantial wing walls. It may date to the original construction of the railroad in 1848-49.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of the Mill River on Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Location
Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
NH Canal Line Bridge 9.23
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42365, -72.90622   (decimal degrees)
41°25'25" N, 72°54'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/674962/4587903 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91664 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2020: New photos from Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin