Lovers Leap Bridge

New Milford, Connecticut

South side of bridge Pumpkin Hill Road over Housatonic River (bypassed) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Recorded by the Historic American Engineering Record
(HAER No. CT-17)

Lovers Leap Bridge is the one of only three lenticular through trusses remaining in the state (as of August 2001). Located in a scenic setting high above a deep wooded gorge, it is notable for its large size, highly original Detail of portalcondition, and wealth of ornamental detail: fleur-de-lis cresting atop the portals, orb finials, railings with cast-iron rosettes, and builders plates listing the names of the New Milford selectmen at the time of its construction. The bridge is now bypassed by a modern structure and is closed even for pedestrian access. It was one of the first Berlin bridges to be listed on the National Register (May 13, 1976).

According to local legend, this was the spot where a young Native American girl, distraught over love, threw herself into the rushing water below.

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