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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Shepard Brook Bridge (Middle)

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Shepard Brook Arch

Western side

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2020

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BH Photo #487649

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Description 

Second (from New Haven) crossing of Shepard Brook on the former NYNH&H Canal Line, now the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail/East Coast Greenway. Listed as a 13' stone arch on a Conrail track chart. The arch is constructed from brownstone and may date to the construction of the railroad in 1848-49.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Shepard Brook 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
Dimensions
Total length: 13.0 ft.
Also called
NH Canal Line Bridge 6.55
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.38726, -72.91526   (decimal degrees)
41°23'14" N, 72°54'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/674304/4583845 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2020: New photos from Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin