Monday, January 31, 2011
Hartford from Above
The Charter Oak Bridge is the southernmost bridge, in the foreground, connecting US Route 91 northbound with US Route 84 eastbound. Travelers between New York and Boston would usually use this bridge to by-pass the city's traffic.
The middle bridge is the Founders Bridge. It brings commuters living east of the Connecticut River into downtown Hartford in the morning and back home in the afternoon.
The northernmost bridge is the Bulkeley Bridge, which carries US Route 84 through the city.
Most of this area doesn't flood in the spring, although there is a riverfront park on the Hartford side that was designed to withstand "wet feet" in the spring. The park starts south of the Founders Bridge and runs north of the Bulkeley Bridge