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Hop River State Park Trail - Cheney Brook Bridge

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Cheney Brook Bridge - North Elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2015

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BH Photo #329483

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Description 

The Cheney Brook Bridge consists of a skewed deck plate girder superstructure resting on rough-cut stone abutments. The girders were likely installed in the early 20th century, but the abutments may be older. The railroad (NYNH&H Midland Route, former Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad) was abandoned in 1972 and the bridge has since been converted for use as part of the Hop River State Park Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cheney Brook on Hop River State Park Trail
Location
Andover, Tolland County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
NH - Cheney Brook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.73062, -72.35659   (decimal degrees)
41°43'50" N, 72°21'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/719850/4623244 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Inventory number
BH 68002 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin