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Village Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

View South Of Northern Approach

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #228344

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Village Hill Road Bridge links the towns of Columbia and Lebanon as it crosses over the Ten Mile River. Historically, it provided access to the mills of William Card, which are on the Columbia side of the river; it may also have provided a by-way between the turnpikes to the north and south. By 1869, there was a frame bridge at this site; in 1909, the frame bridge was replaced by a masonry, stone-arch bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Ten Mile River on Village Hill Road in Columbia
Location
Tolland County, Connecticut, and New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1870; rehabilitated 2002
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.70050, -72.25489   (decimal degrees)
41°42'02" N, 72°15'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/728416/4620165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Inventory numbers
CT 4619 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12218 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
473

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin
  • March 23, 2012: HAER photos posted by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CT-176 - Bridge No. 04619, Spanning Ten Mile River at Village Hill Road, Columbia, Tolland County, CT
  • Ian Martin