Scenic USA - Connecticut
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Connecticut River Ferry
|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
Connecticut's General Court reached a decision in 1651 to construct a much needed bridge over the Connecticut River at Hartford. It took an additional 160 years for the span to be built. In the interim, a half dozen ferries operated up and down the Connecticut, with the first trips beginning in 1641. The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, put into service in 1769, still makes the five minute crossing today.
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