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Bull's Bridge, Kent
(4.4/5 based on 70+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Our destination was the covered bridge, but we like to walk/hike and discovered that part of the Appalachian Trail goes through Kent alongside the bridge & river. We arrived at the bridge about 4:30, ...  more »
  • Such a lovely location tucked away in a quaint little town. You cannot help but to stop and take a picture 
  • One of the few covered bridges in the area. What makes this one great is the river, which is very beautiful. Walk across and there is a trail down to the rocks below the bridge. 
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  • Bull's Bridge is always great! Great servers, tasty food and a low key atmosphere. Prices are reasonable.
  • Delicious food, awesome salad bar
  • Great place to eat jambalaya is the best
  • The food is good and there is a nice salad bar
  • Great place, sit at the bar and enjoy the local color.