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KEVIN_224

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Re: Connecticut News
« Reply #3600 on: September 18, 2019, 12:59:18 PM »

I'm just wondering what the long shed-like buildings are near the bottom right? Near where I-91 is now.
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Re: Connecticut News
« Reply #3601 on: September 19, 2019, 08:20:13 PM »

I'm just wondering what the long shed-like buildings are near the bottom right? Near where I-91 is now.
. That looks like a freight depot for the NYNHH railroad.  Today it's a vacant parking lot.  But the connection to the CSO Valley Branch is still there.
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Re: Connecticut News
« Reply #3602 on: September 19, 2019, 09:35:55 PM »

A 1945 topo puts a rail facility there: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/4722682236/

Also, WNPR has aerial photos before/after the photo quoted earlier
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Re: Connecticut News
« Reply #3603 on: September 20, 2019, 08:40:47 AM »

The picture on the right looks to be from the 1980s, looking at the ramp from the Founders Bridge. Also, no flyover for I-84 East to I-91 north. That opened in October of 1990.
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Re: Connecticut News
« Reply #3604 on: September 20, 2019, 01:58:52 PM »

The right-hand picture would be from the mid 60's to the early 70's.   The Phoenix Boat Building and Constitution Plaza are present (completed 1964), but the Civic Center (now XL Center) Arena is missing (completed 1975).
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Re: Connecticut News
« Reply #3605 on: September 22, 2019, 07:54:06 PM »

Found this on the r/Connecticut page...

Anyone have a rough idea when this image was taken?


This would be early 60's, maybe even late 50s.  I don't believe I-84 was completed through the city until '68 or 69.

Would venture 1964/65.  Remember driving through Connecticut/Hartford on family trips in the seventies and early eighties.  Most of the bridge abutments in greater Hartford on 84 had "1968" on them, this was before the guardrail extensions later covered them.   This picture shows no alignment yet cleared for 84.  West of Downtown.  It must have taken several years to get to the actual construction of the Interstate.   
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