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Hop River State Park Trail - Willimantic River Bridge

Photo 

South elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2016

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BH Photo #357228

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Former HP&F Hartford-Willimantic route abandoned 1972. Converted to trail use as part of the Hop River State Park Trail/East Coast Greenway in 2018-19.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder over Willimantic River on Hop River State Park Trail in Columbia
Location
Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut, and Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicycles
History
Abandoned 1972; converted to trail use 2018-19
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71829, -72.24460   (decimal degrees)
41°43'06" N, 72°14'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/729209/4622167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willimantic
Inventory number
BH 61884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2021: Updated by Ian Martin: Noted conversion to trail use
  • June 28, 2016: New photo from Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin