Brooklyn, CT, May 15, 2010 - The townspeople of Brooklyn Connecticut celebrated their new covered bridge with music and a ribbon cutting.
The new Fitzgerald covered bridge is 44-feet long and 22-feet wide with a new oak structure built on top of a one-lane stringer bridge built in 1986 and replaced by the town in 2009.
The new span joins five existing covered bridges in the state, the oldest is the 109-foot Bull's Bridge in Kent, built in 1842, the newest, the 60-foot Johnsonville Bridge in Moodus, built in 1976.
For the story of Brooklyn's new bridge, go to: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x1560861885/Fanfare-greets-new-Brooklyn-bridge
[Our thanks to Tom Keating for sending us this story - Ed.]