The Bridge of Flowers in Simsbury is endlessly fascinating. It is an 1892 metal-truss bridge that became obsolete for automobile traffic and was replaced in 1992. Starting in 1996, Simsbury citizens began planting the old bridge with flower boxes and hanging planters. Today there are 48 planters and 32 hanging planters. Sponsors pay for their upkeep. There is so much community support thatpotential sponsors are turned away and go on the waiting list for the following year.
Last year I showed the bridge after a September rain. These photos were taken on a bright and sunny July morning.