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An Iron Will in Connecticut

By Linda Tancs

The Berlin Iron Bridge Company was a Connecticut company that built iron bridges and buildings, many of which are now listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. One of the last bridges built by the company was the 1895 wrought-iron lenticular truss bridge over the Housatonic River located in Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford, Connecticut. It’s one of five remaining iron bridges in the state. Cross the bridge to Lovers Leap Trail, where a rock formation gives the park its name. According to tradition, it was there that the daughter of a Native American chief and her lover plunged to their deaths.

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