Connecticut Covered Bridges

Picture of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, CT

West Cornwall Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, CT

The covered bridge is one of the most iconic images of New England. But when one thinks of a New England covered bridge, you typically would think of a covered bridge in Vermont or New Hampshire, not Connecticut. You would, however, be incorrect not to associate the covered bridge with the State of Connecticut. While there are only three historic bridges that date back to the 19th century, with bridges built in the 20th and early 21st century there are nearly two dozen significant covered bridges in the state, and many more smaller ones.

Connecticut Covered Bridges Quick Facts

  • Oldest Covered Bridge: West Cornwall Bridge (1841) followed by Bulls Bridge (1842)
  • Longest Covered Bridge: West Cornwall Bridge (242 feet)
  • Newest Covered Bridge: Andover Veterans Memorial (2012)
  • Town With the Most Covered Bridges: Kent with 2 – Bulls Bridge and Kent Falls Bridge

List of Connecticut Covered Bridges

  • Andover, CT
    • Andover Veterans Memorial Bridge – Built in 2012. 137 feet long. Spans a highway (CT316).
  • Avon, CT
    • Huckleberry Hill Bridge – Built in 1968. 35 feet long. Spans a pond outlet.
  • Chester, CT
    • Brushmill by the Waterfall Bridge – Built in 1972. 69 feet long. Spans Pataconk Brook.
  • Clinton, CT
    • Clinton Crossing Bridge – Built in 1996. 155 feet long. Spans a gully.
  • Danbury, CT
    • Old Bridge Lane Bridge – Built in 1974. 50 feet long. Spans Padanaram Brook.
  • East Haddam, CT
    • Johnsonville Bridge – Built in 1976. 60 feet long. Spans the Moodus River.
  • East Hampton, CT
    • Comstock Bridge – Built in 1873. 80 feet long. Spans the Salmon River.
  • Greenwich, CT
    • Lyon Farm Bridge – Built in 1976. 50 feet long. Spans an inlet to Three Mile Lake.
  • Hamden, CT
    • A. Frederick Oberlin Bridge – Built in 1980. 72 feet long. Spans Mill River.
  • Kent, CT
    • Bulls Bridge – Built in 1842. 109 feet long. Spans the Housatonic River.
    • Kent Falls Bridge – Built in 1974. 30 feet long. Spans Kent Falls Brook in Kent Falls State Park.
  • Manchester, CT
    • Beacon Hill Apartments Bridge – Built in 1971. 83 feet long. Spans a pond outlet.
  • Naugatuck, CT
    • Naugatuck Glass Company Bridge – Built in 1989. 60 feet long. Spans Hop Brook.
  • North Stonington, CT
    • Shunock River Estates Bridge – Built in 2009. 60 Feet long. Spans a brook.
  • Somers, CT
    • Worthington Pond Farm Bridge – Built in 2002. 61 feet long. Spans a pond.
  • South Windsor, CT
    • Podunk Mill Bridge – Built in 1965. 53 feet long. Spans the Podunk River.
  • Southington, CT
    • Chapel in the Pines Bridge – Built in 1970. 100 feet long. Spans a pond.
  • Thompson, CT
    • Rawson Manufacturing Company Bridge – Built in 1992. 81 feet long. Spans the Five Mile River.
  • Warren, CT
    • Robinson Bridge – Built in 1968. 55 feet long. Spans Sucker Brook.
  • West Cornwall, CT
    • West Cornwall Bridge – Built in 1841. 242 feet long. Spans the Housatonic River.

Additional Connecticut Covered Bridge Resources

For more in-depth information on Connecticut’s covered bridges see the following:

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