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Bull's Bridge, Kent

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Bull's Bridge is a single-lane vehicular wooden covered bridge across the Housatonic River in the town of Kent, Connecticut, close to the state border with New York. The first instance of a bridge at this location was constructed by Jacob and Isaac Bull in 1760, which gave the bridge its name. Popular legend suggests that George Washington crossed the bridge with the Bull's assistance while still under construction. The current bridge was built in 1842 from timber, with additional supports added in the 19th and 20th centuries. Built with a Town lattice design, the bridge has reinforced trusswork visible on the interior. At the time of its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places the roof had wood shingles. It is historically significant as one of three surviving covered bridges in Connecticut, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.LocationThe bridge is 109ft long and crosses the Housatonic River in the northwest corner of the state, half a mile from the border with New York State. The main highway, US Route 7 is close to the bridge and runs parallel with the river along western Connecticut. Unlike the majority of the state, the area is predominantly woodland and popular for hiking and watersports. It is downstream from a hydroelectric dam outlet to the river, and the prominence of waterfalls and rapids makes it a popular tourist route.
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  • If you have never seen a covered bridge before this is a nice place to see one. There is a small parking lot near it and you can take some great pictures of the bridge and stream. Its just a few feet ...  read more »
  • When I have returned to South Kent School "over the years" for Reunions, it is always a highlight to drive over Bull's Bridge. 
  • Very pretty and scenic. Not far from the center of town and the falls. There is plenty of hiking or you can just park your car and walk over it. 
  • The food is good and there is a nice salad bar
  • Great place, sit at the bar and enjoy the local color.
  • good food, good service
  • Always good food and drink. Nice atmosphere.
  • Very good. Amazing place to eat
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