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Old CT 89 Bridge
« on: July 04, 2017, 07:28:13 PM »

Well, today I found the old CT 89 bridge going over the former Mt. Hope River, it's located in Mansfield, CT: Google Maps Link


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Re: Old CT 89 Bridge
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 02:27:17 AM »

That's an old alignment of CT 89 I didn't know about, south of Warrenville Road between Mansfield Hollow Lake and a spot southwest of Atwoodville Road. Google Maps sat view shows the old alignment thru the woods (no longer open to traffic), and Atwoodville Lane "dead ends" at a former intersection on the old 89.

1945 USGS map shows the old route: http://docs.unh.edu/CT/sprh45sw.jpg
1953 USGS map shows the new: http://docs.unh.edu/CT/sprh53sw.jpg

There's another long abandoned segment of CT 89 in Ashford: http://www.kurumi.com/roads/ct/ct89.html. I'd eventually like to hike both.
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Re: Old CT 89 Bridge
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »

That's an old alignment of CT 89 I didn't know about, south of Warrenville Road between Mansfield Hollow Lake and a spot southwest of Atwoodville Road. Google Maps sat view shows the old alignment thru the woods (no longer open to traffic), and Atwoodville Lane "dead ends" at a former intersection on the old 89.

1945 USGS map shows the old route: http://docs.unh.edu/CT/sprh45sw.jpg
1953 USGS map shows the new: http://docs.unh.edu/CT/sprh53sw.jpg

There's another long abandoned segment of CT 89 in Ashford: http://www.kurumi.com/roads/ct/ct89.html. I'd eventually like to hike both.
It actually continues west of Warrenville Rd, and loops back. And tip, parts of the road are submerged during high tide
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