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ST - Pequabuck River Bridge (Canal Line)


View from southeast (Cronk Road)

Current switching limit is immediately south (near side) of the bridge, but NS/Pan Am has been reluctant to sell the bridge and the stub extending to Northwest Drive for rails-to-trails conversion.

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2015


BH Photo #345026

Street View 


Pequabuck River crossing on the former New Haven-Northampton Canal Line, most recently cut back to Plainville from Avon in 1991. In-service track ended south of the bridge for much of the time since, but in the late 2010s the track across the bridge was returned to service to allow greater switching flexibility for the Plainville railroad yard.


Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pequabuck River on ST Avon Secondary
Plainville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Conrail (CR)
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.68400, -72.86493   (decimal degrees)
41°41'02" N, 72°51'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/677698/4616894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Britain
Inventory number
BH 64908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Noted that bridge has been returned to service
  • January 3, 2016: New photo from Ian Martin
  • December 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin


  • Ian Martin


ST - Pequabuck River Bridge (Canal Line)
Posted March 10, 2020, by Anonymous

Rail cars crossed the bridge and parked adjacent to runway in 2019