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CNZR - Armory Branch Scantic River Bridge


CNZR Scantic River Bridge, Looking South from Water St

Photo by Ian Martin

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BH Photo #288961


Deck plate girder bridge over Scantic River and Water Street on Central New England Railroad
Hazardville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Central New England Railroad (CNZR)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Deck plate girder over river; through plate girder over Water Street.
Length of largest span: 71.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98308, -72.51767   (decimal degrees)
41°58'59" N, 72°31'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/705641/4650878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Broad Brook
Inventory numbers
CT 09818R (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 61821 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2014: Added by Ian Martin



CNZR - Armory Branch Scantic River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2021, by CNZR

Please update the "Facts" section as the Armory Branch and the track on the bridge is NOT out of service, just not in regular use for freight rail traffic. Construction and inspection vehicles (hyrails) are on the line, on the bridge and the approaches.

CNZR - Armory Branch Scantic River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2021, by CNZR

This bridge is not abandoned. CNZR installed a new bridge deck (bridge timbers) in late 2020 / early 2021 and plans to run over it in 2022 when other track repairs are complete.

CNZR - Armory Branch Scantic River Bridge
Posted October 27, 2020, by DRussell (evildog46 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Before they removed the dam that was just down river, this bridge was often jumped off of by local teens. Locally called, “The Trestle”. As in, “Let’s meet at “the trestle” and we’ll jump into the water.”