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Hop River State Park Trail - Western Hop River Bridge

Photo 

View from northwest

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2015

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BH Photo #329498

Map 

Description 

The western crossing of the Hop River on the former NYNH&H Midland Route (originally the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad) consists of three skewed deck plate girder spans. The 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 Hop River 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
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.73055, -72.30964   (decimal degrees)
41°43'50" N, 72°18'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/723756/4623358 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Inventory number
BH 68004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • June 13, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin