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Hop River State Park Trail -Tunnel Road Overpass

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CT 46S 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman June, 2014

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BH Photo #470416

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Description 

Built by the HP&F RR 1846-1849. Railroad was abandoned in the late 1970's. (New Haven RR)

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Tunnel Road on Hop River State Park Trail in Vernon
Location
Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1849
Railroads
- Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad (BH&E)
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Largest Keystone arch in Connecticut.
Dimensions
Span length: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Keyhole Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82425, -72.46248   (decimal degrees)
41°49'27" N, 72°27'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/710736/4633376 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockville
Inventory numbers
CT 1617 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 48054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • June 12, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added builder, description, and other details.
  • February 7, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com