West Cornwall Covered Bridge

4.632 Votes
  • Address: Housatonic River, Connecticut, West Cornwall, CT 06796, United States, 06796
  • Tags: Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites

Spanning over 172 feet over the Housatonic River, the West Cornwall Covered Bridge is an iconic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is one of the last three covered bridges in Connecticut and according to records, it is at its present location since 1762. The bridge is popular for being featured on New England Village postcards. This lattice truss bridge gives a sense of local history making it a must-visit for the history buffs.

  • West Cornwall Covered Bridge Address: Housatonic River, Connecticut, West Cornwall, CT 06796, United States, 06796
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West Cornwall Covered Bridge Reviews & Ratings

  • Just so pretty. Not too many covered bridges! Wonderful views. Must love nature! Appreciation for amazing things in the past is also much needed! Park and walk around West Cornwall, a town that is currently under renovation and absolutely adorable. Can not wait for more places and stores to be open a little more, like New Preston The art gallery that is there is amazing. Currently there is an amazing furniture store and the catch all store, plus another book store is open on weekends. Cute place to catch on way to Kent. So many hiking trails and the water is amazing for kayaking or just enjoying the beautiful scenery. Just amazing

  • I love this place. I take a trip there at least once a year. The ride is beautiful. It's such a quiet peaceful place. It's so calming. Definitely worth the ride.

  • Nice drive up Route 7 to view the foliage and of course one of the few covered bridges in CT. Great place to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Beware of the bugs this year. Had to deal with the swarms of gnats and they bite!

  • This place is great don't get me wrong but it isn't all that much to see. Fishing under the bridge is alright, a local guided me here for good spin fishing but cam out dry with only one bite rotating several types and colors of baits. I'd say if you're in the area this is great to visit, but it's not worth an hour plus drive.

  • Scenic place, one of the spot you can visit during fall.

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