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Diana's Pool Bridge,
Bridge No. 1537
• Route 198 over Natchaug River
• Concrete arch
• Length: 75'
• Built in 1926
• Connecticut Highway Department, engineers
The aesthetic qualities of this large concrete arch, well-known to area fishermen and picnickers, complement the rocky ledge, wooded banks, and rushing waters of Diana's Pool. The bridge's raised arch ring, keystone, and paneled spandrels illustrate the State Highway Department's interest in exploring the ornamental potential of concrete, especially in scenic locations such as this. Although larger than most, it is a typical, well-preserved example of the Department's early 20th-century bridge program.