List of crossings of the Housatonic River

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There are numerous crossings of the Housatonic River, both by road and railroad bridge. The following is a list of crossings of the Housatonic River in order of occurrence from the river mouth at Long Island Sound to its principal source streams in the Berkshire Mountains.


Connecticut[edit]

Bridge Route Location Built Notes Coordinates
Washington Bridge US 1.svg US 1 Stratford and Milford 1921 41°12′01″N 73°06′37″W / 41.20028°N 73.11028°W / 41.20028; -73.11028
Moses Wheeler Bridge I-95 (big).svg I-95 Stratford and Milford 1958 41°12′17″N 73°06′34″W / 41.20472°N 73.10944°W / 41.20472; -73.10944
Metro North railroad bridge New Haven Line Stratford and Milford 41°12′19″N 73°06′35″W / 41.20528°N 73.10972°W / 41.20528; -73.10972
Sikorsky Bridge Route 15 Stratford and Milford 2006 (original built 1940) 41°14′47″N 73°05′29″W / 41.24639°N 73.09139°W / 41.24639; -73.09139
Commodore Hull Bridge Route 8 Shelton and Derby 1951 41°18′51″N 73°05′11″W / 41.31417°N 73.08639°W / 41.31417; -73.08639
Railroad bridge CSX/Housatonic Railroad Shelton and Derby 41°19′02″N 73°05′20″W / 41.31722°N 73.08889°W / 41.31722; -73.08889
Derby-Shelton Bridge SR 712 Shelton and Derby 1918 Connects Route 110 / Route 34 41°19′08″N 73°05′27″W / 41.31889°N 73.09083°W / 41.31889; -73.09083
Stevenson Dam Bridge Route 34 Monroe and Oxford 1919 41°22′59″N 73°10′18″W / 41.38306°N 73.17167°W / 41.38306; -73.17167
Rochambeau Bridge I-84 (big).svgUS 6.svg I-84/US 6 Newtown and Southbury 1953
twinned 1977
41°26′20″N 73°14′52″W / 41.43889°N 73.24778°W / 41.43889; -73.24778
Glen Road Bridge SR 816 Newtown and Southbury 1936 41°26′12″N 73°15′55″W / 41.43667°N 73.26528°W / 41.43667; -73.26528
Southville Bridge Route 133 Brookfield and Bridgewater 1954 41°28′46″N 73°21′03″W / 41.47944°N 73.35083°W / 41.47944; -73.35083
Lovers Leap Bridge New Milford 1895 Lenticular truss bridge from East Berlin 41°32′39″N 73°24′25″W / 41.54417°N 73.40694°W / 41.54417; -73.40694
Marsh Bridge Grove Street New Milford 1977 41°32′40″N 73°24′26″W / 41.54444°N 73.40722°W / 41.54444; -73.40722
Railroad bridge Housatonic Railroad New Milford 41°33′49″N 73°24′27″W / 41.56361°N 73.40750°W / 41.56361; -73.40750
Veterans Memorial Bridge US 202 / Route 67 New Milford 1953 41°34′29″N 73°24′55″W / 41.57472°N 73.41528°W / 41.57472; -73.41528
Boardman Bridge New Milford 1984 41°35′35″N 73°27′00″W / 41.59306°N 73.45000°W / 41.59306; -73.45000
Old Boardman Bridge New Milford 1888 Lenticular truss bridge from East Berlin - similar design to Lover's Leap (closed to traffic) 41°35′36″N 73°27′00″W / 41.59333°N 73.45000°W / 41.59333; -73.45000 (Old Boardman Bridge)
Gaylord Bridge US 7 New Milford 1991 41°38′50″N 73°29′02″W / 41.64722°N 73.48389°W / 41.64722; -73.48389
Bull's Bridge Kent Pre-1900 41°40′32″N 73°30′34″W / 41.67556°N 73.50944°W / 41.67556; -73.50944
Fuller Bridge Route 341 Kent 1923 (rebuilt 1991) 41°43′36″N 73°28′52″W / 41.72667°N 73.48111°W / 41.72667; -73.48111
Cornwall Bridge US 7 / Route 4 Sharon and Cornwall 1930 41°49′10″N 73°22′22″W / 41.81944°N 73.37278°W / 41.81944; -73.37278
West Cornwall Covered Bridge Route 128 Sharon and Cornwall 1864 Historic wooden covered bridge; Sharon-Goshen Turnpike 41°52′17″N 73°21′50″W / 41.87139°N 73.36389°W / 41.87139; -73.36389
Lime Rock Road Bridge US 7, Appalachian Trail Salisbury and Canaan 1931 41°56′03″N 73°21′42″W / 41.93417°N 73.36167°W / 41.93417; -73.36167
Water Street Appalachian Trail Salisbury and Canaan 1903
rebuilt 1985
Dutchers Bridge US 44 Salisbury and North Canaan 1990 42°00′17″N 73°21′27″W / 42.00472°N 73.35750°W / 42.00472; -73.35750

Massachusetts[edit]

Bridge Route Location Built Notes Coordinates
Rannapo Road 42°03′31″N 73°20′34″W / 42.05861°N 73.34278°W / 42.05861; -73.34278
Housatonic Railroad 42°04′10″N 73°20′25″W / 42.06944°N 73.34028°W / 42.06944; -73.34028
Rt. 7A 42°04′11″N 73°20′24″W / 42.06972°N 73.34000°W / 42.06972; -73.34000
  • Rt.7: 42° 04' 29"N, 73° 20' 00"W
  • Maple Avenue (Ashley Falls): 42° 06' 32"N, 73° 20' 24"W
  • 7-23 (Great Barrington): 42° 12' 05"N, 73° 21' 28"W
  • Rt.183: 42° 15' 15"N, 73° 21' 55"W
  • Housatonic Railroad: 42° 16' 31"N, 73° 21' 35"W
  • Rt.7 (Stockbridge): 42° 16' 44"N, 73° 18' 50"W
  • Housatonic Railroad: 42° 16' 31"N, 73° 16' 08"W
  • Rt.102: 42° 17' 34"N, 73° 14' 27"W
  • I-90: 42° 17' 52"N, 73° 14' 27"W
  • Housatonic Railroad: 42° 18' 20"N, 73° 15' 08"W
  • Rt.20: 42° 18' 37"N, 73° 15' 16"W
  • Mill Street (East Lee): 42° 19' 57"N, 73° 14' 47"W
  • Housatonic Railroad: 42° 19' 59"N, 73° 14' 44"W
  • Holmes Rd (Pittsfield): 42° 25' 48"N, 73° 14' 19"W

East branch[edit]

The following crossings refer to where the West branch of the Housatonic River splits, and the East branch begins:

  • Appleton Ave (Pittsfield): 42° 26' 25"N, 73° 14' 54"W
  • Elm St (Pittsfield): 42° 26' 42"N, 73° 14' 38"W
  • East St (Pittsfield): 42° 27' 10"N, 73° 12' 21"W
  • CSX Berkshire Subdivision: 42° 27' 22"N, 73° 12' 14"W
  • South St (Pittsfield): 42° 28' 06"N, 73° 10' 54"W
  • Rt.8 (Pittsfield): 42° 28' 27"N, 73° 09' 24"W
  • Rt.8: 42° 28' 04"N, 73° 08' 32"W
  • Rt.8: 42° 27' 26"N, 73° 07' 48"W
  • Rt.8: 42° 26' 37"N, 73° 07' 45"W
  • Rt.8: 42° 25' 34"N, 73° 06' 44"W
  • Source at Muddy Pond: 42° 23' 11"N, 73° 06' 42"W

West branch[edit]

The following crossings are along the west branch of the Housatonic River:

  • 7-20: 42° 26' 11"N, 73° 15' 26"W
  • Southwest Branch splits
  • Rt.20: 42° 26' 38"N, 73° 15' 39"W
  • CSX Berkshire Subdivision: 42° 26' 49"N, 73° 15' 50"W
  • West St (Pittsfield): 42° 26' 59"N, 73° 15' 48"W
  • Pontoosuc Ave (Pittsfield): 42° 27' 59"N, 73° 15' 06"W
  • Hancock Rd: 42° 29' 02"N, 73° 14' 47"W
  • Source at Pontoosuc Lake: 42° 29' 43"N, 73° 14' 51"W

Southwest branch[edit]

The following list contains Housatonic River crossings along its southwest branch:

  • Housatonic Railroad: 42° 26' 22"N, 73° 16' 02"W
  • Rt.20: 42° 26' 23"N, 73° 17' 38"W
  • Rt.20: 42° 26' 18"N, 73° 18' 08"W
  • Source at Richmond Pond: 42° 24' 51"N, 73° 19' 28"W