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Boardman's Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in May 2008


BH Photo #182063

Street View 


Lenticular through truss bridge over Housatonic River on Boardman Road (Bypassed section) in New Milford
New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built in 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company; Bypassed 1985
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Wrought iron Lenticular through truss
Total length: 188.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59337, -73.44979   (decimal degrees)
41°35'36" N, 73°26'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/629200/4605791 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Milford
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76001983 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 46454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • May 22, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • November 13, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • June 17, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 5, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • June 1, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 13, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • June 20, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 23, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed to all traffic, fenced at both ends
  • October 12, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • October 9, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Doug Kerr
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • NRHP Listing
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Richard Doody
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Boardman's Bridge
Posted March 11, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Boardman's Bridge
Posted January 6, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Money has been allocated to do a study to determine if the bridge can be repaired for foot traffic:


Boardman's Bridge
Posted November 26, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

According to this article, the status should be changed to closed:


Boardman's Bridge
Posted January 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Fundraising has begun for Boardman Bridge's restoration: