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Thursday, September 15, 2005

THE OLD DRAKE HILL FLOWER BRIDGE


Simsbury, CT - This bridge was originally built in 1892 by J.E. Buddington from New Haven. It is 183 feet long and the roadway is 12 feet wide. In 1992 this bridge was replaced by a new bridge. In 1995 the bridge was restored with 80% Federal funds at a full cost of $400 thousand dollars.

Inspired by Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA, a group of Simsbury residents started to plant a garden on and around the bridge in 1996. It is now enjoyed by walkers, bikers, picnickers, anyone who just wants a peaceful place to go, even a photographer/blogger.


Info: www.townofsimsbury.com/history/bridge.html

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THE OLD DRAKE HILL FLOWER BRIDGE

2 Comments:

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Erasmus said...

You know, life is funny sometimes. I've been to Simsbury many times and never known about this bridge. I've been to Shelburne Falls once and seen the Bridge of Flowers. I really like these photos.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger dave said...

This is a great picture and the view of the new one is sad but I am sure it was needed.

 

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