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
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Housatonic River
Locale New Milford, Connecticut
Maintained by Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Design lenticular through truss
Total length 52.4 m
Opened 1895
Toll None
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
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

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 was built in 1895 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company. 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.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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