NH - Eastern Hop River Bridge
Wide view from southwest
Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2015
BH Photo #329491
The eastern crossing of the Hop River on the former NYNH&H Midland Route consists of five skewed deck plate girder spans located on a slight curve. Abandoned in 1972, the railroad bed now belongs to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, but has only been converted to trail use as far east as Kings Road. The bridge itself is in poor condition, with a tree growing out of the undermined westernmost pier. This has produced a visible misalignment of the western two spans of the bridge. Additionally, the eastern abutment also appears to be in need of repair. Due to this damage and the fact that the trail can easily bypass this bridge via Kings Rd. and Flanders Rd., it is unlikely that this bridge will see rehabilitation or replacement for trail use in the near future.
- June 14, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
- June 13, 2015: Added by Ian Martin