Scenic bridge of flowers across the Farmington River. Please note: due to construction the bridge will be closed to the public from June through November 2019.
Please note: due to construction the bridge will be closed to the public from June through November 2019. The Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge is an example of 19th century metal-truss bridge construction. Originally designed and built in 1892, it spans 183 feet and carries a 12-foot roadway suspended 18 feet over the beautiful Farmington River. It was originally designed as a one lane, one-way bridge used for vehicular traffic. It was replaced by a modern 2-lane bridge a few hundred feet to the north in 1992. In 1995, it was restored as a unique bridge. The picturesque 62 flower boxes, 32 hanging baskets and Cottage Gardens are on a subscription basis, and are planted and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers.Pricing: Free.