Bridge No. 04619, Spanning Ten Mile River at Village Hill Road, Columbia, Tolland County, CT
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Spanning Ten Mile River at Village Hill Road, Columbia, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-176
Significance: The Village Hill Road Bridge links the towns of Columbia and Lebanon as it crosses over the Ten Mile River. Historically, it provided access to the mills of William Card, which are on the Columbia side of the river; it may also have provided a by-way between the turnpikes to the north and south. By 1869, there was a frame bridge at this site; in 1909, the frame bridge was replaced by a masonry, stone-arch bridge.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW SOUTH OF NORTHERN APPROACH.
2. VIEW NORTH OF SOUTHERN APPROACH.
3. VIEW OF STONEWORK ON EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE.
4. VIEW WEST FROM RIVER BED.
5. VIEW EAST FROM RIVER BED.
6. CLOSE UP VIEW OF EASTERN ELEVATION FROM RIVER BED.
7. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHERN ABUTMENT AND ARCH.
8. DETAIL VIEW OF DRY-LAID STONE WORK ALONG RIVER BANK IMMEDIATELY UPSTREAM OF TO NORTHERN PIER. THIS IS A POSSIBLE REMANANT OF A MILL FOUNDATION.
9. DETAIL VIEW OF TYPICAL STONE WORK EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE.
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