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Connecticut's Litchfield region is home to historic covered bridges

 SCENICDRIVES Covered bridges in Connecticut include two that cross the historic Housatonic River, which traverses western Connecticut and Massachusetts and is known for its excellent fly fishing. You can make a fun day trip by planning a scenic drive to a covered bridge. Take a picnic, walking shoes -- some bridges are very close to state parks and walking trails -- a camera, and a picnic.

Huckleberry Hill Bridge

Huckleberry Hill Road Avon, CT, 06001 Phone:

Location: Take State Route 4 northwest about one-half mile from the junction with State Route 177 in Unionville; travel north on Huckleberry Hill Road about one and one-half mile to the park

The Huckleberry Hill Bridge, built in 1968, is a 35-foot-long pedestrian bridge across a pond outlet in Avon Countryside Park. Not a historic bridge.

Bulls Bridge

Bulls Bridge Road Gaylordsville, CT, 06755 Phone:

Location: US Route 7 North 2.6 miles from junction with State Route 55 in Gaylordsville; west on Bulls Bridge Road; 0.1 miles to the bridge

The Bulls Bridge carries Bulls Bridge Road over the Housatonic River. This historic bridge was built in 1842. One-span Town lattice and queenpost truss; 109 feet long.

Comstock (CT) Bridge

Bridge Street East Hampton, CT, 06424 Phone:

Location: Travel 2.0 miles west of the junction of CT149 on CT16, then right 0.1 miles

The Comstock Bridge, built in 1873, carries a foot trail over the Salmon River. It is closed to vehicles. One-span Howe truss; 80 feet long.

West Cornwall Bridge

Route 128 East West Cornwall, CT, 06796 Phone:

Location: State Route 128 East a short distance from junction of US Route 7 in West Cornwall

The West Cornwall Bridge, built in 1841, carries State Route 128 over the Housatonic River. Two-span Town lattice and queenpost truss; 242 feet long.

Kent Falls Bridge

Kent Falls State Park Kent, CT, 06757 Phone:

Location: Take US Route 7 northeast for five miles from the junction with State Route 341 in Kent to the park

Kent Falls Bridge, built in 1974, is a 37-foot-long pedestrian bridge across Kent Falls Brook. Not a historic bridge.