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Gardens and Activities
Of the Garden Club Of Windham

We are very proud of the gardens that we have brought to life throughout our community and the activities we have participated in. We hope you can enjoy these gardens in person, especially the Garden on the Bridge.


The Garden on the Bridge

History of the Garden on the Bridge - The following excerpts are about the history of the Garden on the Bridge...

"The narrow cut-stone twin arch bridge was built in 1857 by Lyman Jordan and Nathaniel Olin. The Bridge never had a consistent name but has been called South Main Street Bridge, Jillson Hill Bridge, Lower Bridge and Windham Road Bridge. In 1903 the trolley tracks were laid over the bridge which remained until they were removed for car and truck traffic. The bridge survived the hurricanes and flooding of 1938 and 1955 but was found inadequate to handle increasing traffic. The historic stone arch bridge was replaced by the current Thread City Crossing Bridge (known as the Frog Bridge), and now has become the Windham Garden on the Bridge. Over 25 granite planting beds, native trees and views of the Willimantic River make this bridge a unique regional attraction.

Directions:Google Map to the Garden on the Bridge (alongside 480 Main St. Willimantic, CT 06226)

Brochure: A printable Windham Garden on the Bridge brochure.