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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Lock 12 Bridge


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Photo taken by Chester Gehman May 1979


BH Photo #376677


Heavily skewed stone arch constructed for the New Haven & Northampton Railroad over the canal it replaced in 1846. Later used by the NH, PC, and Conrail before becoming part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.


Stone arch bridge over Farmington Canal on Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut
Open to pedestrians only
Built ca. 1846
- Henry Farnam (Chief Engineer)
- Conrail (CR)
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Stone arch
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Skew angle
50 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47483, -72.92390   (decimal degrees)
41°28'29" N, 72°55'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/673348/4593550 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Carmel
Inventory number
BH 65273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 22, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin



Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Lock 12 Bridge
Posted January 23, 2017, by Chet Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You're welcome! Back then I had a Nikkormat that developed a focus problem at the end of its life. The trouble with film, of course, is that you can't see your pictures for a week or two while the film is out being developed. By then it is too late to re-shoot photos from a vacation or special trip. I like my Nikon D50 now.

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Lock 12 Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Chester thanks! Drove through Waterbury in May of 79, didn't know this was so close. In 79 I was shooting with a Minolta Weathermatic 35DL. Still have can actually take pictures under water when canoe or kayacking. Still think 35mm takes better than digital