Hankerin’ For Another Covered Bridge
Hank Woronick Bridge, Wallingford
Covering Connecticut’s Covered Bridges is one of those decisions I made many years ago that I sometimes sort of regret. Like, why? We have “the big four” that get featured in travel and tourism brochures and that should have been enough for this website.
Alas, your humble travel writer sought more. Apparently. And listed dozens of “other” covered bridges around the state. Then he went about walking to and through them all, one by one.
But every once in a while, the bridge is deep into a property on a private driveway. And I try to limit my trespassing as much as possible. I love this website, and I love you all, but touching a random private covered bridge isn’t worth getting yelled at, let alone a fine or a shotgun pointed at me.
But “accidentally” driving 50 feet down the private drive to get a dramatic shot of the bridge is! This is a 44-foot span across Spring Brook off of Durham Road. My covered bridge guru calls it the Hank Woronick Bridge, and I don’t know if that’s the property owner or the guy who built it. I’m guessing it’s the property owner… at least in 1967 when it was built anyway.
It looks nice. They sell eggs here at the end of the driveway, so you have a “reason” to “accidentally” turn onto the long gravel path. But you’ll have to figure out exactly where it is… which I predict exactly zero of you will do – not because it’s difficult, but because… why?
Leave the nonsense to me.