CT's Historic Highway Bridges



Connecticut has a rich diversity of historic highway bridges. In addition to three of the covered wooden bridges that have become a symbol of the New England landscape, Connecticut has an abundance of picturesque stone arches, iron trusses from the Victorian period, and concrete bridges with outstanding ornamental effects. These structures are part of our heritage. They tell of past generations' building traditions, technological expertise, and ideas about beauty. Like old houses, churches, barns, and town greens, early bridges remind us that the communities of Connecticut have a long history. This website is a guide to the most outstanding of Connecticut's historic bridges.



| Return to Top of Page | History of Bridge Building | Historic Highway Bridges |
| Notable Designers & Builders | National Register List |
| Preservation Case Studies | Bibliography & Glossary | Related Links |


This web presentation is based upon the book Connecticut's Historic Highway Bridges written by Bruce Clouette and Matthew Roth. Funding for the web version was provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Web design by Lisa Centola, Public Archaeology Survey Team, Inc.

(Address comments to Bruce Clouette at Public Archaeology Survey Team.