Whether they’re used to cross the Salmon River, or the Housatonic River or even the Merritt Parkway, Connecticut’s bridges are architectural gems for all to enjoy in the Nutmeg state. One of our favorite kinds of bridges is the covered bridge, which are beautiful and historic as well as functional!  There are three covered bridges in the state of Connecticut, Bulls Bridge (in Kent), the Comstock Covered Bridge (in East Hampton) and the West Cornwall-Sharon Bridge (featured in the cartoon).

The West Cornwall covered bridge is a striking red spruce structure that allows travel across its steel reinforced singular lane (provided the vehicles fit within the height and width dimensions!). Whether you take Route 4 west from Route 8 or take Route 7 north from Kent you are sure to enjoy the gorgeous vistas of the northwest hills as you follow the signs to get to the covered bridge.  Many artists and writers and creative people find inspiration right there within Cornwall, the Litchfield County community that dubs itself “The Greenest town in CT” and as you travel across the bridge, you may feel inspiration for creative expression as well!

What’s YOUR favorite bridge? Tell us in the comments!

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