Connecticut July 22, 2016
You’ll Want To Cross These 12 Amazing Bridges In Connecticut
There aren’t a lot of bridges in Connecticut, so it may not occur to you to visit them. But the best thing about bridges is that they’re elevated and over water, which means it’s an opportunity for scenic views. So even if these bridges aren’t as massive or award winning as those in much larger states, you’ll still want to pay them a visit. I promise, these bridges in Connecticut deserve a little attention too!
1. Arrawanna Bridge (Middletown)
This is one of the oldest surviving structures of Connecticut's state highway department! Perfect for a short stroll.
2. Ashland Mill Bridge (Griswold)
After the dam break of 1886 washed away its predecessors, this bridge was put in place and has remained ever since! Check out that view!
3. Arrigoni Bridge (Middletown)
This bridge has a dark history, but a beautiful view. Connecting to Portland, it sees a considerable amount of daily traffic as well.
4. Bissell Bridge (Windsor)
This bridge has pedestrian crossing and a nearby boat launch. It crosses the glorious Connecticut River.
5. Lover's Leap Bridge (New Milford)
Take a stroll over this 173 foot bridge inside of Lovers Leap State Park for incredible sights. This place is super romantic!
6. Bulkeley Bridge (Hartford)
Another concrete giant on the Connecticut River, this one boasts more daily traffic than the Arrigoni and Bissell combined!
7. Drake Hill Road Bridge (Simsbury)
This historic steel beauty is a must visit in the springtime, as the sides are lined with flowers.
8. Glen Falls Bridge (Plainfield)
This historic bridge is 124 feet long and was built way back in 1886.
9. Gold Star Memorial Bridge (New London)
This bridge is actually a pair! At 6,000 feet long, this is the longest bridge in the state and the largest structure overall.
10. Perry Avenue Bridge (Norwalk)
Built in 1899, this historic and picturesque bridge has been the subject of many a painting.
11. Pine Creek Park Bridge (Fairfield)
This is a rare example of an early iron bridge. Built in 1872, this historic waterfront bridge has stood the test of time!
12. Riverside Avenue Bridge (Greenwich)
This is the only cast-iron bridge in Connecticut, and one of very few in the United States. It's beautifully designed.
If you loved these, you will fall in love with the collection of
covered bridges in Connecticut. They are a gorgeous piece of history!