Lover's Leap Bridge

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Lover's Leap Bridge
Lover's Leap Lenticular Bridge, Spanning Housatonic River on Pumpkin Hill Road, New Milford (Litchfield County, Connecticut).jpg
Lover's Leap Lenticular Bridge
Coordinates 41°32′39″N 73°24′25″W / 41.54417°N 73.40694°W / 41.54417; -73.40694Coordinates: 41°32′39″N 73°24′25″W / 41.54417°N 73.40694°W / 41.54417; -73.40694
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Housatonic River
Locale New Milford, Connecticut
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Characteristics
Design lenticular through truss
Total length 173 feet (53 m)
History
Opened 1895
Statistics
Toll None
Lover's Leap Bridge
Location New Milford, Connecticut
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Douglas & Jarvis
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76001982[1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1976

The Lover's Leap Bridge is a wrought-iron lenticular truss bridge over the Housatonic River located in Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford, Connecticut. It is a single span, 173 feet (53 m) in length, resting on coursed stone abutments. It was built in 1895 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, and originally carried Pumpkin Hill Road. This was one of the last bridges manufactured by the company.[2] Prior to 1977, the bridge was used by both vehicles and pedestrians but is now closed to vehicular traffic after a newer crossing just north of the bridge was constructed.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Lover's Leap Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-24. 

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