We headed out of New Haven to take a four-day road trip through Connecticut, driving north west to pick up Route 7 along the Housatonic River. Despite picking up tourist maps along the way, it took me some time to work out where we went. The early settlers in this are must have been desperately homesick because they named so many towns after the English places that they had left behind e.g. “Kent” Falls, West “Cornwall” Bridge. Why did they bother to cover the bridges? It can’t have been entirely due to the need for protection against the weather because the approach road was still exposed. According to the ‘blurb’ near one of the bridges, the covering strengthened the structure.
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