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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. Will eventually become part of the Hop River State Park Trail/East Coast Greenway.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Willimantic River on Hop River State Park Trail (future)
Location
Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut, and Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Will eventually be converted for trail use
History
Abandoned 1972
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
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)
Inventory number
BH 61884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2016: New photo from Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin