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New Milford, CT, more bridges over the Housatonic River.

May 16, 2010

New Milford, CT, more bridges over the Housatonic River.

Lovers Leap Bridge, New Milford CT

Lovers Leap Bridge in New Milford, CT has been lovingly restored and is a part of Lovers Leap State Park. Although the bridge spans the Housatonic River, in this area the river is also known as Lake Lillinonah. The bridge was also known as Falls Bridge. The bridge is a metal pinned lenticular through truss bridge, constructed in 1895 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, CT.

Housatonic River New Milford CTLovers Leap Bridge is 173 feet long, with a roadway width of 19 feet. I am unable to stand on the bridge, many people do pass over it on foot to view the water below. I have a bit of a problem with heights, and this bridge is high enough to prevent me from walking on it! Although the bridge is beautiful to behold, and is a significant historical landmark, a review done by Historic Bridges.org criticizes the way the bridge was restored. As a matter of fact they call it a rehabilitation and not a restoration. For instance, the original railings were removed and new ones made to mimic the old.


Lovers Leap State Park New Milford CTDespite the criticisms of the rehabilitation of Lovers Leap Bridge in New Milford, CT, it is eye candy to all who drive Lovers Leap State Park. If you are in the area and looking for an easy walk through through time, stop by and enjoy!

If you are looking for a home along the Housatonic River in New Milford, CT, give me a call at 203.460.1775. I would love to discuss what homes are on the market and help you find the river front home of your dreams.

Past Posts:
Boardman Bridge in New Milford, CT
The Housatonic River, Don’t Take It For Granted

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