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Connecticut Company - Stafford Springs Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #364799

Map 

Description 

Connecticut Company streetcar bridge crossing over the Willimantic River, with the CV's own crossing located directly below. Likely demolished in the 1930s after the end of trolley service. Piers & abutments remain today.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Central Vermont Railway & Willimantic River on Connecticut Company
Location
Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1908, likely removed 1930s
Railroads
- Central Vermont Railway (CV)
- Connecticut Company (ConnCo)
- Interurban
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.0 ft.
Total length: 301.0 ft.
Also called
ConnCo/CV Overpass
Stafford Springs Trolley Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.95436, -72.31310   (decimal degrees)
41°57'16" N, 72°18'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/722690/4648201 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 67847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • May 31, 2015: Added by Ian Martin