List of crossings of the Connecticut River

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Railroad bridge over the Connecticut, Old Saybrook, postcard mailed in 1908

This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Connecticut River from its mouth at Long Island Sound upstream to its source at the Connecticut Lakes. The list includes current road and rail crossings, as well as ferries carrying a state highway across the river. Some pedestrian bridges and abandoned bridges are also listed.

Crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Location Built Coordinates Image

Connecticut[edit]

Amtrak Old Saybrook – Old Lyme Bridge Amtrak Northeast Corridor Old Saybrook and Old Lyme 41°18′39″N 72°20′57″W / 41.31083°N 72.34917°W / 41.31083; -72.34917 (Amtrak Old Saybrook – Old Lyme Bridge)
Raymond E. Baldwin Bridge I‑95 / US 1 1948
(rebuilt in 1993)
41°19′09″N 72°20′51″W / 41.31917°N 72.34750°W / 41.31917; -72.34750 (Raymond E. Baldwin Bridge)
Chester–Hadlyme Ferry Route 148 Chester and Lyme 1769 41°25′11″N 72°25′50″W / 41.41972°N 72.43056°W / 41.41972; -72.43056 (Chester–Hadlyme Ferry)
East Haddam Bridge Route 82 Haddam and East Haddam 1913 41°27′05″N 72°27′52″W / 41.45139°N 72.46444°W / 41.45139; -72.46444 (East Haddam Bridge)
Providence and Worcester railroad bridge Middletown and Portland 41°34′00″N 72°38′52″W / 41.56667°N 72.64778°W / 41.56667; -72.64778 (Providence and Worcester railroad bridge)
Arrigoni Bridge Route 17 / Route 66 1938 41°34′09″N 72°38′55″W / 41.56917°N 72.64861°W / 41.56917; -72.64861 (Arrigoni Bridge)
Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry Route 160 Rocky Hill and Glastonbury 1655 41°39′57″N 72°37′40″W / 41.66583°N 72.62778°W / 41.66583; -72.62778 (Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry)
William H. Putnam Memorial Bridge Route 3 Wethersfield and Glastonbury 1959 41°42′51″N 72°38′27″W / 41.71417°N 72.64083°W / 41.71417; -72.64083 (William H. Putnam Memorial Bridge)
Charter Oak Bridge US 5 / Route 15 Hartford and East Hartford 1991 41°45′11″N 72°39′18″W / 41.75306°N 72.65500°W / 41.75306; -72.65500 (Charter Oak Bridge)
Founders Bridge Route 2 1958 41°45′56″N 72°39′55″W / 41.76556°N 72.66528°W / 41.76556; -72.66528 (Founders Bridge)
Morgan G. Bulkeley Bridge I‑84 / US 6 / US 44 1906 41°46′09″N 72°39′54″W / 41.76917°N 72.66500°W / 41.76917; -72.66500 (Morgan G. Bulkeley Bridge)
Connecticut Southern railroad bridge 41°46′35″N 72°39′27″W / 41.77639°N 72.65750°W / 41.77639; -72.65750 (Connecticut Southern railroad bridge)
Captain John Bissell Memorial Bridge I‑291 Windsor and South Windsor 1958 41°48′47″N 72°38′40″W / 41.81306°N 72.64444°W / 41.81306; -72.64444 (Captain John Bissell Memorial Bridge)
Dexter Coffin Bridge I‑91 Windsor Locks and East Windsor 1959 41°55′00″N 72°37′22″W / 41.91667°N 72.62278°W / 41.91667; -72.62278 (Dexter Coffin Bridge)
Bridge Street Bridge Route 140 rebuilt 1992 41°55′45″N 72°37′27″W / 41.92917°N 72.62417°W / 41.92917; -72.62417 (Bridge Street (Windsor Locks, CT))
Amtrak/Springfield Terminal Railroad Bridge Amtrak New Haven – Springfield Line Suffield and Enfield 41°56′36″N 72°36′50″W / 41.94333°N 72.61389°W / 41.94333; -72.61389 (Amtrak/Springfield Terminal Railroad Bridge)
Enfield–Suffield Covered Bridge (destroyed 1900) 1832 41°58′30.34″N 72°36′22.31″W / 41.9750944°N 72.6061972°W / 41.9750944; -72.6061972 (Enfield–Suffield Covered Bridge)
Enfield–Suffield Veterans Bridge Route 190 1966 41°59′23″N 72°36′13″W / 41.98972°N 72.60361°W / 41.98972; -72.60361 (Enfield–Suffield Veterans Bridge)
Suffield and Thompsonville Bridge (demolished 1971) 1893 41°59′57″N 72°36′25.56″W / 41.99917°N 72.6071000°W / 41.99917; -72.6071000 (Suffield and Thompsonville Bridge)

Massachusetts[edit]

Julia B. Buxton Bridge (South End Bridge) US 5 Agawam and Springfield 1954 42°04′53″N 72°34′58″W / 42.08139°N 72.58278°W / 42.08139; -72.58278 (Springfield South End Bridge)
Memorial Bridge Route 147 West Springfield and Springfield 1922 42°05′56″N 72°35′42″W / 42.09889°N 72.59500°W / 42.09889; -72.59500 (Springfield Memorial Bridge)
Old Toll Bridge (demolished) 1816 42°5′59.68″N 72°35′46.47″W / 42.0999111°N 72.5962417°W / 42.0999111; -72.5962417 (Old Toll Bridge (removed))
CSX Berkshire rail bridge CSX Berkshire Subdivision 1873 42°06′05″N 72°35′57″W / 42.10139°N 72.59917°W / 42.10139; -72.59917 (CSX Berkshire rail bridge)
North End Bridge US 20 1924 42°06′31″N 72°36′51″W / 42.10861°N 72.61417°W / 42.10861; -72.61417 (Springfield North End Bridge)
I-91 bridge I‑91 West Springfield and Chicopee 1966 42°08′07″N 72°36′55″W / 42.13528°N 72.61528°W / 42.13528; -72.61528 (Interstate 91 Bridge)
Chicopee – West Springfield Bridge (demolished 1987) 42°8′38.39″N 72°37′7.11″W / 42.1439972°N 72.6186417°W / 42.1439972; -72.6186417 (Chicopee – West Springfield Bridge)
Massachusetts Turnpike bridge I‑90 1957 42°09′14″N 72°37′40″W / 42.15389°N 72.62778°W / 42.15389; -72.62778 (Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) bridge)
I-391 bridge I‑391 Holyoke and Chicopee 1979 42°11′24″N 72°36′36″W / 42.19000°N 72.61000°W / 42.19000; -72.61000 (Interstate 391 bridge)
Willimansett Bridge Route 116 / Route 141 1891 42°11′42″N 72°36′05″W / 42.19500°N 72.60139°W / 42.19500; -72.60139 (Willimansett Bridge)
Springfield Terminal railroad bridge 42°11′43″N 72°36′02″W / 42.19528°N 72.60056°W / 42.19528; -72.60056 (Springfield Terminal railroad bridge)
Vietnam Memorial Bridge Route 116 Holyoke and South Hadley 1990 42°12′42″N 72°35′46″W / 42.21167°N 72.59611°W / 42.21167; -72.59611 (Vietnam Memorial Bridge)
Joseph E. Muller Bridge US 202 1958 42°12′58″N 72°36′28″W / 42.21611°N 72.60778°W / 42.21611; -72.60778 (Joseph E. Muller Bridge)
Northampton Toll Bridge Northampton and Hadley 1808 42°20′11″N 72°37′04″W / 42.33639°N 72.61778°W / 42.33639; -72.61778 (Northampton Toll Bridge)
Calvin Coolidge Bridge Route 9 1937 42°20′11″N 72°37′04″W / 42.33639°N 72.61778°W / 42.33639; -72.61778 (Calvin Coolidge Bridge)
Norwottuck Rail Trail Bridge Norwottuck Rail Trail 1887 42°20′14″N 72°37′07″W / 42.33722°N 72.61861°W / 42.33722; -72.61861 (Norwottuck Rail Trail Bridge)
Hatfield Bridge (dismantled 1823) Toll Bridge passed by state legislature March 8, 1803 without funding. Town purchase it by lottery, was completed October 20, 1807 and dismantled on July 7, 1823. Bridge was located on Bridge Lane, Hatfield, MA Hatfield and Hadley 1807 42°21′55.44″N 72°35′21.65″W / 42.3654000°N 72.5893472°W / 42.3654000; -72.5893472 (Hatfield Bridge, Bridge Lane, Hatfield, MA)
Sunderland Bridge Route 116 Deerfield and Sunderland 1937 42°28′03″N 72°35′06″W / 42.46750°N 72.58500°W / 42.46750; -72.58500 (Sunderland Bridge)
Springfield Terminal railroad bridge Deerfield and Montague 42°33′44″N 72°33′22″W / 42.56222°N 72.55611°W / 42.56222; -72.55611 (Springfield Terminal railroad bridge)
Canalside Rail Trail Bridge Deerfield and Montague c. 1880 42°34′45.30″N 72°34′29.53″W / 42.5792500°N 72.5748694°W / 42.5792500; -72.5748694 (Canalside Rail Trail Bridge)
Montague City Covered Bridge (destroyed 1936) Greenfield and Montague 42°34′49.1″N 72°34′44.9″W / 42.580306°N 72.579139°W / 42.580306; -72.579139 (Montague City Covered Bridge) (approx.)
Montague trolley bridge (destroyed 1936) 42°34′49.1″N 72°34′45.9″W / 42.580306°N 72.579417°W / 42.580306; -72.579417 (Montague trolley bridge) (approx.)
General Pierce Bridge 1947 42°34′49″N 72°34′47″W / 42.58028°N 72.57972°W / 42.58028; -72.57972 (General Pierce Bridge)
Turners Falls Road Bridge 1936 42°36′33″N 72°33′41″W / 42.60917°N 72.56139°W / 42.60917; -72.56139 (Turner Falls Road Bridge)
Gill–Montague Bridge Gill and Montague 1937 42°36′40″N 72°33′11″W / 42.61111°N 72.55306°W / 42.61111; -72.55306 (Gill–Montague Bridge)
French King Bridge Route 2 Gill and Erving 1931 42°35′52″N 72°29′48″W / 42.59778°N 72.49667°W / 42.59778; -72.49667 (French King Bridge)
Bennett's Meadow Bridge Route 10 Northfield 1969 42°41′00″N 72°28′18″W / 42.68333°N 72.47167°W / 42.68333; -72.47167 (Route 10 bridge)
Rail bridge New England Central Railroad and Amtrak 1903 42°42′22.40″N 72°27′33″W / 42.7062222°N 72.45917°W / 42.7062222; -72.45917 (Rail bridge, Northfield, MA)
Schell Bridge (closed) 1903 42°42′44″N 72°27′12″W / 42.71222°N 72.45333°W / 42.71222; -72.45333 (Schell Bridge (closed))

Vermont – New Hampshire[edit]

Fort Hill Branch rail bridge Brattleboro and Hinsdale 42°50′16.38″N 72°32′46.21″W / 42.8378833°N 72.5461694°W / 42.8378833; -72.5461694 (rail bridge)
VT/NH Route 119 bridge VT 119
NH 119
1920 42°51′05″N 72°33′10″W / 42.85139°N 72.55278°W / 42.85139; -72.55278 (Route 119 bridge)
United States Navy Seabees Bridge VT 9
NH 9
Brattleboro and Chesterfield rebuilt 2003 42°53′02″N 72°33′07″W / 42.88389°N 72.55194°W / 42.88389; -72.55194 (United States Navy Seabees Bridge)
Route 123 bridge VT 123
NH 123
Westminster and Walpole 1910 43°05′04″N 72°26′00″W / 43.08444°N 72.43333°W / 43.08444; -72.43333 (Route 123 bridge)
Vilas Bridge Bellows Falls and North Walpole 1930 43°08′07″N 72°26′25″W / 43.13528°N 72.44028°W / 43.13528; -72.44028 (Vilas Bridge)
Stone Arch Bridge Vermont Rail (Green Mountain) 43°08′09″N 72°26′25″W / 43.13583°N 72.44028°W / 43.13583; -72.44028 (Stone Arch Bridge)
New England Central railroad bridge 43°08′17″N 72°26′48″W / 43.13806°N 72.44667°W / 43.13806; -72.44667 (New England Central railroad bridge)
Arch Bridge 1983 43°08′17″N 72°26′54″W / 43.13806°N 72.44833°W / 43.13806; -72.44833 (Arch Bridge)
Cheshire Bridge VT 11
NH 11
Springfield and Charlestown ? 43°15′37″N 72°25′38″W / 43.26028°N 72.42722°W / 43.26028; -72.42722 (Cheshire Bridge)
Route 12 bridge VT 12
NH 12
Ascutney and Claremont 1969 43°24′11″N 72°24′01″W / 43.40306°N 72.40028°W / 43.40306; -72.40028 (Route 12 bridge)
New England Central railroad bridge Windsor and Cornish 43°28′11″N 72°23′19″W / 43.46972°N 72.38861°W / 43.46972; -72.38861 (New England Central railroad bridge)
Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge 1866 43°28′25″N 72°23′01″W / 43.47361°N 72.38361°W / 43.47361; -72.38361 (Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge)
I-89 bridge I-89 Hartford and Lebanon 1966 43°38′03″N 72°19′43″W / 43.63417°N 72.32861°W / 43.63417; -72.32861 (Interstate 89 bridge)
Railroad bridge White River Junction and West Lebanon 43°38′49″N 72°18′48″W / 43.64694°N 72.31333°W / 43.64694; -72.31333 (rail bridge (abandoned))
US-4 bridge US 4 1936 43°39′02″N 72°18′51″W / 43.65056°N 72.31417°W / 43.65056; -72.31417 (US Route 4 bridge)
Ledyard Bridge VT 10A
NH 10A
Norwich and Hanover 1998 43°42′13″N 72°17′59″W / 43.70361°N 72.29972°W / 43.70361; -72.29972 (Ledyard Bridge)
Route 113 bridge VT 113
East Thetford Road
East Thetford and Lyme 1937 43°48′43″N 72°10′59″W / 43.81194°N 72.18306°W / 43.81194; -72.18306 (Route 113 bridge)
Morey Memorial Bridge VT 25A
NH 25A
Fairlee and Orford 1937 43°54′25″N 72°08′22″W / 43.90694°N 72.13944°W / 43.90694; -72.13944 (Morey Memorial Bridge)
Piermont Bridge VT 25
NH 25
Bradford and Piermont 1929 43°58′40″N 72°06′43″W / 43.97778°N 72.11194°W / 43.97778; -72.11194 (Piermont Bridge)
Bedell Covered Bridge (destroyed by wind, 1979) South Newbury and Haverhill 1805, 1823, 1862, 1866, 1979 44°02′43″N 72°04′27″W / 44.04528°N 72.07417°W / 44.04528; -72.07417 (Bedell Covered Bridge (missing))
Newbury Crossing Road Newbury and Haverhill 1970 44°03′58″N 72°03′05″W / 44.06611°N 72.05139°W / 44.06611; -72.05139 (Newbury Crossing Road bridge)
Ranger Bridge US 302 Wells River and Woodsville 1923 44°09′14″N 72°02′27″W / 44.15389°N 72.04083°W / 44.15389; -72.04083 (Ranger Bridge)
Wells River Bridge (closed) Boston and Maine Corporation (railroad, upper level), road (lower level, until 1917) 1903 44°09′15″N 72°02′26″W / 44.15417°N 72.04056°W / 44.15417; -72.04056 (Wells River Bridge (closed))
Frazier Road McIndoe Falls and Monroe 1937 44°15′42″N 72°03′32″W / 44.26167°N 72.05889°W / 44.26167; -72.05889 (Frazier Road Bridge)
Barnet Road Bridge Barnet and Monroe 1930 44°17′13″N 72°03′25″W / 44.28694°N 72.05694°W / 44.28694; -72.05694 (Barnet Road Bridge)
I-93 bridge I-93 Waterford and Littleton 1976, 1981 44°20′34″N 71°53′27″W / 44.34278°N 71.89083°W / 44.34278; -71.89083 (Interstate 93 bridge)
Route 18 bridge VT 18
NH 18
1934 44°20′33″N 71°53′20″W / 44.34250°N 71.88889°W / 44.34250; -71.88889 (Route 18 bridge)
Gilman Road Gilman and Dalton reconstructed 1997 44°24′39″N 71°43′23″W / 44.41083°N 71.72306°W / 44.41083; -71.72306 (Gilman Road)
old Gilman Road pedestrian traffic only 44°24′40.34″N 71°43′21.45″W / 44.4112056°N 71.7226250°W / 44.4112056; -71.7226250 (old Gilman Road)
Twin State railroad bridge South Lunenburg and Dalton 44°25′38″N 71°40′35″W / 44.42722°N 71.67639°W / 44.42722; -71.67639 (Twin State railroad bridge)
Mount Orne Covered Bridge Lunenburg and South Lancaster 1911 44°27′36″N 71°39′10″W / 44.46000°N 71.65278°W / 44.46000; -71.65278 (Mount Orne Covered Bridge)
Route 2 bridge US 2 Guildhall and Lancaster 1950 44°29′46″N 71°35′39″W / 44.49611°N 71.59417°W / 44.49611; -71.59417 (Route 2 bridge)
Guildhall Road Guildhall and Northumberland 1984 44°33′51″N 71°33′31″W / 44.56417°N 71.55861°W / 44.56417; -71.55861 (Guildhall Road)
Janice Peaslee Bridge Stratford, New Hampshire to Maidstone, Vermont 1893, 2005 44°39′6.69″N 71°33′45″W / 44.6518583°N 71.56250°W / 44.6518583; -71.56250 (Janice Peaslee Bridge)
St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad bridge Bloomfield and North Stratford 44°45′08″N 71°37′52″W / 44.75222°N 71.63111°W / 44.75222; -71.63111 (St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad bridge)
Route 105 bridge VT 105 1947 44°45′09″N 71°37′50″W / 44.75250°N 71.63056°W / 44.75250; -71.63056 (Route 105 bridge)
Columbia Bridge Lemington and Columbia 1912 44°51′11″N 71°33′05″W / 44.85306°N 71.55139°W / 44.85306; -71.55139 (Columbia Bridge)
Route 26 bridge VT 26
NH 26
Lemington and Colebrook 1953 44°53′56″N 71°30′27″W / 44.89889°N 71.50750°W / 44.89889; -71.50750 (Route 26 bridge)
Route 114 bridge VT 114
Main Street
Canaan and West Stewartstown 1990 44°59′45″N 71°32′05″W / 44.99583°N 71.53472°W / 44.99583; -71.53472 (Route 114 bridge)
Canaan–Stewartstown Bridge Beecher Falls and Stewartstown 1930 45°00′28″N 71°30′27″W / 45.00778°N 71.50750°W / 45.00778; -71.50750 (Canaan–Stewartstown Bridge)

New Hampshire[edit]

Route 3 bridge US 3 Pittsburg and Clarksville 1931 45°01′15″N 71°27′50″W / 45.02083°N 71.46389°W / 45.02083; -71.46389 (Route 3 bridge)
Pittsburg–Clarksville Covered Bridge (closed 1981) approximately 1876 45°03′16″N 71°24′25″W / 45.05444°N 71.40694°W / 45.05444; -71.40694 (Pittsburg–Clarksville Covered Bridge)
Route 145 bridge NH 145 1941 45°02′57″N 71°23′29″W / 45.04917°N 71.39139°W / 45.04917; -71.39139 (Route 145 bridge)
Murphy Dam Road 45°02′44″N 71°22′54″W / 45.04556°N 71.38167°W / 45.04556; -71.38167 (Murphy Dam Road)
Forest Access Road logging traffic Pittsburg 45°04′22″N 71°18′08″W / 45.07278°N 71.30222°W / 45.07278; -71.30222 (Pittsburg Forest Access Road)
Magalloway Road logging traffic 45°07′05″N 71°12′31″W / 45.11806°N 71.20861°W / 45.11806; -71.20861 (Magalloway Road)
Scott Brook Road logging traffic 45°10′54″N 71°10′38″W / 45.18167°N 71.17722°W / 45.18167; -71.17722 (Scott Brook Road)
Route 3 bridge US 3 1961 45°11′23″N 71°11′24″W / 45.18972°N 71.19000°W / 45.18972; -71.19000 (Route 3 bridge)

Source: Fourth Connecticut Lake (45°14′52″N 71°12′51.06″W / 45.24778°N 71.2141833°W / 45.24778; -71.2141833 (river source))

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Whittlesey, Charles W. (1938). Crossing and Re-Crossing the Connecticut River. New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company. LCC F12.C7 W4. 

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