River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge

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River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge
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River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge is located in Connecticut
River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge
River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge is located in the US
River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge
Location River Rd. and former Air Line RR right-of-way, Colchester, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°34′49″N 72°25′32″W / 41.58028°N 72.42556°W / 41.58028; -72.42556Coordinates: 41°34′49″N 72°25′32″W / 41.58028°N 72.42556°W / 41.58028; -72.42556
Area less than one acre
Built 1887
NRHP Reference # 86002727[1]
Added to NRHP August 21, 1986

The River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge is a historic bridge carrying the former Air Line Railroad right-of-way over River Road in Salmon River State Forest in Colchester, Connecticut. It is a round-arch masonry structure, made out of mortared ashlar brownstone. The arch has a span at its base of 22 feet (6.7 m) and is 18 feet (5.5 m) high. The sidewalls of the bridge rise 4 feet (1.2 m) above the former height of the tracks, and all four corners of the bridge wing walls extend the structure. The bridge was built in 1887, as part of a state-mandated program to replace grade crossings on railroad rights-of-way with bridges.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for River Road Stone Arch Railroad Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-31.