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
Light, pin-connected three-span skewed Pratt truss on the former NH&N New Hartford Branch. A combination of 1955 flood damage to the roadbed south of here and declining traffic forced the line's abandonment past Collinsville within a year of the flood. The south abutment still stands adjacent to US 44.
An NYNH&H Bridge Capacity List identifies this bridge has having been built in 1879, with two 140' spans and one 108' span.
- 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
- Built 1879; removed following 1955 flood damage
- - New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 388.0 ft.
- 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)
- November 23, 2022: Updated by Ian Martin: Added dimensions and build year
- 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