Sept 1, 2003 - Hello Joe: My wife and I went to Connecticut to look for covered bridges, trains and trolleys. We passed thru Sheffield, Mass., and saw a covered bridge sign. I have attached a scan of it. This bridge replaces the one that was destroyed by arson in 1994. There is an interpretative sign which states that the original bridge was the oldest covered bridge in Mass. Your newsletter had an article about Mass. covered bridges this winter which mentioned the arsoning of this bridge, but not it's replacement. It is open to pedestrians only. We also went to four cb's in Connecticut. (the cb in Kent Falls State Park is not authentic).
Yours in bridging,
[The original Upper Sheffield Bridge 21-02-01 was built in 1832 using the Town truss to cross the Housatonic River, 93 feet in length - Ed.]