Connecticut March 09, 2017
Cross These 11 Bridges In Connecticut Just Because They’re So Awesome
Whether you’re traveling on foot, by train or by car, why not throw one of these awesome bridges onto your route? From covered to open, and from wooden to steel, we gathered some of the most charming bridges scattered across the state. Hidden along picture perfect hikes and waterfront drives, you may not believe where some of these awesome bridges take you. Se get out and start crossing!
1. East Haddam Swing Bridge
You get charming river views as you cross into this scenic and historic town. It really lights up at night, but its New England charm shines all day long.
2. Derby-Shelton Bridge
Cross over the Housatonic River on this retired railroad bridge. At nearly one hundred years old, you'll be immersed in the state's historical side.
3. Red Footbridge
Located in Sachem's Head, Guilford, this picturesque bridge is almost as lovely as its surroundings. Come here for a peaceful stroll and enjoy the light breeze.
4. Olson's Covered Bridge
This Deep River gem adds a splash of color to the lush green park and is the perfect backdrop to a spring picnic.
5. Bull's Bridge
Passing over the Housatonic RIver in Kent is this fan favorite bridge. A lot of folks hike, run and kayak in the area but the bridge path is perfrect for a more relaxing activity.
6. Arrigoni Bridge
This Middletown Bridge has been the place of misfortune, but don't let that stop you. This one has a great design and one of the more superior views.
7. Lover's Leap Bridge
Located in the New Milford park of the same name, there are few places more stunning than this. Legend has it a young Native-American girl threw herself from the ledge in the name of love.
8. Bridge at Southford Falls
This one's nice because you're completely immersed in nature and you get the sound of rushing water to lure you in to a state of relaxation. This bridge is a part of a larger experience as you make your way to the falls.
9. Devil's Hopyard Bridge
This one was built in East Haddam's Devil's Hopyard State Park, rumored to be one of the devil's favorite hangout. If that's true then the devil has a serious soft spot for serene forest scenes.
10. Pine Creek Park Bridge
Located in Fairfield, this is a rare example of an early iron bridge. Built in 1872, this historic waterfront bridge has stood the test of time!
11. Drake Hill Road Bridge
Talk about a gorgeous celebration of spring! Nicknamed Flower Bridge, this Simsbury staple is like a floating garden. Stop to smell the flowers and look out at the water.
Once you’ve crossed over all these awesome bridges, you may be looking for an underground experience. Did you know there’s an old
Hidden Railroad Tunnel in Connecticut that you can pass through? It’s pretty cool!