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Bull's Bridge, Kent

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Bull's Bridge is a single-lane vehicular wooden covered bridge across the Housatonic River in the town of Kent, Connecticut, close to the state border with New York. The first instance of a bridge at this location was constructed by Jacob and Isaac Bull in 1760, which gave the bridge its name. Popular legend suggests that George Washington crossed the bridge with the Bulls' assistance while still under construction. The current bridge was built in 1842 from timber, with additional supports added in the 19th and 20th centuries. Built with a Town lattice design, the bridge has reinforced trusswork visible on the interior. At the time of its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places the roof had wood shingles. It is historically significant as one of three surviving covered bridges in Connecticut, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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  • Bull’s Bridge is one of the covered bridges we always include on our Connecticut foliage driving tour. It is a fantastic antique wood covered bridge. 
    Bull’s Bridge is one of the covered bridges we always include on our Connecticut foliage driving tour. It is a fantastic antique wood covered bridge.  more »
  • Yes it is an old covered bridge. Yes, it is still in use (A LOT). Yes, it has little windows that allow you to see the beautiful Houstatonic river. Stumbled on to this by accident - so glad we... 
    Yes it is an old covered bridge. Yes, it is still in use (A LOT). Yes, it has little windows that allow you to see the beautiful Houstatonic river. Stumbled on to this by accident - so glad we...  more »
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  • I'll always love this place. People need to respect it more, but it's gorgeous. Avoid it on really nice days unless you plan on hiking with 1000 other people
  • The sound of the river was relaxing. Suggestion: Go through the bridge and park on the right just past exiting the bridge. Then walk through the bridge. Mind the cars. 😊

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