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NH - West Branch Farmington River Bridge


The bridge & "Dugway" after the waters receded.

The bridge actually survived the 1955 flood but the roadbed was washed out around it and never returned to service. It was cut up for scrap a few years later.

Photo taken by Chester Gehman August 1955


BH Photo #389931

Street View 


Light, pin-connected three-span skewed Pratt truss on the former NH&N New Hartford Branch. Presumably lost to the 1955 floods which, along with significant damage to the roadbed south of here and declining traffic, forced the line's abandonment north of Collinsville within a year of the flood. South abutment still stands adjacent to US 44.


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Farmington River & US 44 on NH New Hartford Branch in New Hartford.
New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Destroyed by flooding
Destroyed by flooding 1955; line north of Collinsville shortly thereafter
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87823, -72.97347   (decimal degrees)
41°52'42" N, 72°58'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/668156/4638241 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Hartford
Inventory number
BH 65251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 12, 2017: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • January 3, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin


  • Ian Martin
  • Tyler City Station - "New Hartford 2" section has a photo of this bridge and its predecessor
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs