In 1848 the canal was replaced by a railroad. Portions of the canal rubble abutments were rebuilt and raised using stepped square cut stone. The railroad era bridge was maintained by the New Haven & Northampton Company until 1887 and then by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company until it was replaced in 1911. This early twentieth century bridge was constructed of steel "T" beams with a wooden deck and sidewalks on each side supported on cut stone abutments, concrete and canal era dry rubble masonry wingwalls.
In 2009 a vehicular bridge and two pedestrian bridges were erected on this site. They carry Hillhouse Avenue over what is now the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway while preserving the fascia from the reconstructed stone abutments of the earlier bridges.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 673786 N 4575566|
|Decimal Degrees||41.31285000, -72.92381667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 18.771', W 72° 55.429'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 18' 46.26" N, 72° 55' 25.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven CT 06511, US|
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