Bridges of Milford

     Bridges are seen all over Milford, Connecticut. Without them transportation would be extremely difficult. There is also a great deal of history behind them.

     The Jefferson Bridge, found on Over Mill (Wepawaug) River, was built in 1934. This bridge was built during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. The bridge allows for cars to easily travel over the river. Which rises in Woodbridge and flows through Orange and Milford before releasing into Milford Harbor on Long Island Sound.

     The Hotchkiss Bridge, also located in downtown Milford and on the Wepawaug River. Before the area of the ball fields was filled in, the water was deep enough to build ocean sailing ships between 1690 and the early 1800s. The bridge was dedicated to A.K. Hotchkiss and built in 1998. 

     Within Eisenhower Park lies a bridge connecting Part of Wepawaug River which is diverted to a pond and forms a small island connected by bridges. The trails connect nearly every portion of the 200-acre Eisenhower Park with the help of the many small bridges. The hike includes an extensive network of trails meander along recreational areas, a community garden, lawns, fields, shrublands, wetlands, vernal pools, and forested areas.

     Another bridge located in downtown Milford is Metro-North Railroad’s. The station opened on December 25, 1848. The bridge helps with transportation of all kinds of things including humans, materials, and goods. Using the train creates less traffic making it easier for people to get places.

     There are walking, driving, biking, and train bridges located all throughout Milford. Bridges allow people or cargo easy passage over an obstacle by providing a route that would otherwise be uneven or impossible.