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Nowhere in Wilton
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Cache is off the beaten path. You may have to look for awhile. Terrain is flat, but may be muddy, and there may be some Poison Ivy and bugs!
Starting on October 14, 1955, some 13 inches of rain fell on the Norwalk River basin. Since the ground was still saturated from Hurricanes Connie and Diane, the rain produced massive flooding. Buildings, dams, roads and bridges were destroyed. Check www.norwalkriver.org/1955 for pictures and details!
One bridge that was destroyed was the southern access to Wilton Center. The bridge was replaced with state and federal funds, but in the meantime, the railroad crossing was deemed unsafe and unnecessary, since a higher more flood resistant bridge was less than a half mile upstream. The crossing was closed and the bridge became the "Bridge to Nowhere"; a name I first heard when I lived across the street in the mid 60s. One, lone house sat across the river until it burned down in the early 80s. Today an office building and a park are found on the other side of the bridge. Park there. Folowing the river you can see the remains of an old dam that was built to back up a swimming hole. It was destroyed in the flood also.
If you fish, bring a rod. The cache contains a FTF prize which could be worth over $3000! Also Ardea the Travel Bug is there. There is a State Quarter for each New England state, a sewing kit, a paper clip, a small Phillips screwdriver, a George, a red highlighter, a CW2 pin, Pierce Fire Engine pin, earplugs (for if your SO snores) and the logbook.
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:51 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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