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New Milford CT, bridges over the Housatonic River.

May 12, 2010

New Milford CT, bridges over the Housatonic River.

Boardman Bridge New Milford CTThe Boardman Bridge over the Housatonic River in New Milford, CT is in sad shape, not used since 1984. I can remember driving over it, looking at it now I have to laugh. I am glad they left it standing as it does provide one with some great eye candy if you stop to take a look at it. Unlike the bridge at Lovers Leap on Lake Lillinonah, the old Boardman Bridge has not been restored to its original beauty. I can remember a movement to do so in the past but don’t know what happened. Money is tight these days so I am sure that will stay on the back burner for quite a while longer.

The Boardman Bridge, as with Lovers Leap Bridge were built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, Boardman being constructed in 1888, and is 188 feet long, Lovers Leap being built in 1895 and is actually shorter at 173 feet long.

I do hope that someday Boardman Bridge will be restored and we will be allowed to walk over it. Both bridges were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Boardman Bridge New Milford CT

There are some lovely homes set on the banks of the Housatonic River as it winds through New Milford, CT, especially north of the old Boardman Bridge. Living along the banks of the Housatonic is not like living along Candlewood Lake, I would not suggest swimming as a recreation. Kayaking, rowing and fishing of course are still available pastimes. Then there is always the view of the Housatonic River as it passes by the homes, and the relaxing sounds of the water. 

Housatonic River New Milford CT

If you are interested in homes for sale along the Housatonic River in New Milford, CT I would love to give you a tour. Pick up the phone and give me a call at 203.460.1775.

New Milford CT, bridges over the Housatonic River.

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