The sounds of screaming riders on a roller coaster fill the air. Or maybe it was just the screeches from gulls along the beach. The smells of hot dogs cooking and peanuts roasting waft across the dunes.
On June 16,a fire destroyed the only bridge leading from the mainland to a peninsular barrier beach jutting between Long Island Sound and the salt marshes of Bridgeport and Stratford, Connecticut. Access to the peninsula became limited to either hiking from a parking lot in Stratford or by boating from Bridgeport. The line dividing the two towns runs through the peninsula.
Things to Know. The happy news in Bridgeport in the summer of was the re-opening of Pleasure Beach. It had been closed for 18 years since the access bridge burned but now thousands of people have visited since it opened in June by getting on a free water taxi.
Prior to June,when Pleasure Beach re-opened, the area was Connecticut's largest and most recent ghost town  and abandoned in the late s after a fire on the bridge connecting it to the mainland. From untilit was home to a popular amusement park of the same name. From toit was called "Steeplechase Island. After a portion of the bridge burned inPleasure Beach was cut off and became accessible only by a lengthy trek along the shoreline, or by small private boats from the mainland.
Forgot your password? Started by NedRyersonJune 17, With the kids out of school I was thinking of taking the water taxi over and checking out Pleasure Beach.
Prior to June,when Pleasure Beach re-opened, the area was Connecticut's largest and most recent ghost town as shown on a national ghost town registry  and abandoned recently in the late s after a fire on the bridge connecting it to the mainland. From untilit was home to a popular amusement park of the same name. From toit was called "Steeplechase Island.
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Just off the coast of the city of Bridgeport is a place called Pleasure Beach. As far back asit held an amusement park, but the last few decades it has been difficult to access — the bridge to access it from downtown Bridgeport burned inand the other way to access it was a long walk from a neighboring town. Due to its seclusion, it became a site for vandalism and partying, but also a site that nature reclaimed as its own.
Hi, where's the main cultural area of Bridgeport? I like to visit architecture and statues etc Trip Advisor having covered the restaurant questions. Hi, I don't live in Bridgeport and I've never even been to Connecticut ; but I don't like to see a question unanswered so I will try to answer it as best I can.