West Cornwall Covered Bridge, West Cornwall

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The West Cornwall Covered Bridge (an earlier incarnation was known as the Hart Bridge) is a wooden covered lattice truss bridge carrying the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike over the Housatonic River in the town of Cornwall, Connecticut. Records indicate that a bridge may have been in place in this location as early as 1762. A previous bridge was destroyed in the flood of 1837 and a new bridge was constructed in 1841. This bridge would also be destroyed and the current bridge would be completed circa 1864. Utilizing the central pier from the previous incarnation, despite the Town lattice being able to withstand the weight and single span, the bridge has two spans. The later addition of queen trusses and supports gives the bridge an unusual appearance. Modernization of the bridge in 1968 and 1973 has continued to let the bridge handle traffic. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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  • The West Cornwall Covered Bridge was one of the covered bridges we toured on our Connecticut foliage driving tour. It is an antique wooden covered bridge. 
    The West Cornwall Covered Bridge was one of the covered bridges we toured on our Connecticut foliage driving tour. It is an antique wooden covered bridge.  more »
  • Went for genealogy research, enjoyed the bridge instead. Cute town and bridge. It was rather quiet as we were there during the week and likely out of season. Perfect time to visit! 
    Went for genealogy research, enjoyed the bridge instead. Cute town and bridge. It was rather quiet as we were there during the week and likely out of season. Perfect time to visit!  more »
  • We stopped at the West Cornwall Covered Bridge while in the area. My wife had never been to New England and wanted to see a covered bridge. There is a small parking area on the east side of the... 
    We stopped at the West Cornwall Covered Bridge while in the area. My wife had never been to New England and wanted to see a covered bridge. There is a small parking area on the east side of the...  more »
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  • If you enjoy seeing historical places and some of the old construction used to build some of these Bridges you'll love this place.. a small parking area is provided on one side of the bridge if you'd like to get out and take some photographs of the bridge and the river below. *Shortly after I wrote this review, a trailer carrying heavy equipment came through and due to insufficient clearance, caused considerable structural damage to bridge. Repair was performed immediately and bridge sound again.
  • Looks so pretty. And driving in it is just as awesome. There is a parking area right near by unfortunately the weather was not in our favor but the quick small little drive by was cute and well worth it. Can’t wait to go back when it’s nicer out to enjoy the whole view.
  • It is very beautiful around the bridge and it is always cool to see a historic structure.
  • First time there (10/18/20) just to see the bridge and we really enjoyed our afternoon. Brought my in-laws and they loved it. The colors of the leaves was amazing to see & the bridge is really beautiful. Interesting to see aomething that we don't get to see here in the city.
  • A must stop on the scenic drive on Rt 7. Historical covered bridge is still sturdy enough to drive in and drive over. The surrounding views are stunning. Now (Oct 16,2020) the foliage has reached its peak. Even during a heavily rainy day, the view can take your breath away. I imagine if it’s a sunny day, the view can be die for.

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