This Bridge In Connecticut Has A Dark And Evil History That Will Never Be Forgotten

Arrigoni Bridge is known for something other than being named after state legislator Charles J. Arrigoni. Hardly anyone knows that its two distinctive 600 feet steel arches have the longest span length of any bridge in the state or that the bridge was built to replace what was the longest highway drawbridge in the world at he time. The bridge may have won a beautiful award the year it was built but its history is anything but pretty.

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Have you crossed this bridge before? Did you know about its dark history?