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Hop River State Park Trail -Tunnel Road Overpass

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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 Sr 533 - Tunnel Road on Bike Path
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 

  • 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