There’s a builder in Somers, Connecticut who truly appreciate the craftsmanship of days gone by and the value of tools that last. The Worthington Pond Farm Bridge is a covered bridge that was built in the twenty-first century using the methods of covered bridge builders of the nineteenth century.
Worthington Pond Farm covered bridge is registered and has the unique distinction of being documented in a book entitled “New England Covered Bridges” by Benjamin D. Evans and June R. Evans.
A town truss bridge with an arch, it was constructed entirely from lumber harvested from the area and milled on site. The bridge has a clear span of 62 feet. It is the only bridge in North America with dormers to allow light to flow in, and it was assembled entirely with trunnels (wooden pegs).
The lumber for the bridge, harvested in New England, was milled on site with LENOX band saw blades. The bridge has a clear span of 62 feet and is the only bridge in North America with dormers to allow light to flow in. The bridge was assembled entirely with trunnels (wooden pegs) that were bore by a single LENOX leader bit.
Ron Oulette built this bridge exactly as it would have been built in the mid-1800s. The owner of the bridge, Dan Roulier describes Oulette as “The ultimate frugal builder. And by using the LENOX leader bit to bore holes, he got 20 lifetimes longer than any other blade. He used the bit because he knew it would last.”
Worthington Pond Farm & Gardens is located on 88 acres of manicured farmland and natural forest in Somers, Connecticut. The farm is privately owned and operated as an outdoor recreational facility, providing a natural setting for your enjoyment. Everyone is welcome!