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.
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.