The Henry David Thoreau Swinging Bridge In Connecticut Will Make Your Stomach Drop

We’ve got a lot of cool bridges in the Constitution State. There are gorgeous covered bridges in Connecticut that are relics of time gone by. And the Gold Star Memorial Bridge is a remarkable feat of engineering. (At more than 6,000 feet long, it’s actually the largest structure in the state!) The Henry David Thoreau Bridge lacks record-setting length and isn’t a covered bridge…but it still manages to be one of the most unique bridges in Connecticut. Read on to find out more: though fair warning, if you’re afraid of heights, this may be one you want to skip!

For more pictures from Hidden Valley Preserve, check out our friends at AllTrails. The Henry David Thoreau Bridge is part of the 2.1-mile Bee Brock Loop trail.

YouTube user EasternMountainHiker features some beautiful footage of the bridge on his channel if you’d like to see more.

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