For a full 45 years, the arched walking bridge that spanned Arlington Lake had been one of the favorite destinations for Arlington visitors. It was perfect for observing the lake’s fish and wildlife. During the spring months, it was common for the bridge to serve as the prop for prom, graduation and wedding photos. During the summer months, the bridge served as a short cut for pedestrians headed to the South Lawn of Arlington Lake for one of our summer concerts. But time and change served to ravage the bridge and by 2019, it became irreparable and consequently untenable to allow it to be used. It was therefore closed for almost the entire year during 2019.
But, almost immediately before the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the new bridge was installed by Glue-Lam Erectors. All of the stone work was rebuilt and refinished and new sidewalks installed. The finished, red-stained structure is a strikingly handsome addition to the grounds.
During the pandemic, we’ve noticed an uptick in people walking through the grounds. It’s a great setting for a daily walk and while here, we invite everyone to take a trek over the new Arlington Lake Bridge!