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Hop River State Park Trail - Hop River Tributary Bridge

Photos 

South elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2015

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BH Photo #329496

Description 

This small 1912 rigid frame bridge crosses an unnamed tributary of the Hop River just east of the trail tunnel under Route 6. It is surrounded by unmortared stone abutments, likely a remnant of a prior structure on this site. The railroad (NYNH&H Midland Route, former Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad) was abandoned in 1972 and the route has since been converted for use as part of the Hop River State Park Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Hop River tributary on Hop River State Park Trail in Andover
Location
Andover, Tolland County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1912
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72827, -72.34842   (decimal degrees)
41°43'42" N, 72°20'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/720538/4623005 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Inventory number
BH 68003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
  • June 13, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin