Route 16 screenshot, from mame.netScreenshot of 1981 arcade game "Route 16", courtesy of

One of three surviving covered bridges in Connecticut -- the Comstock Bridge -- stands along an old alignment of the road that later became Route 16. It's on the Salmon River at the East Hampton - Colchester town line, is open to the public (walkers only), and is easily accessible from Route 16.

We're not exactly sure which Comstock the bridge is named after; but it's likely not this one.

"Route 16" is the title of a 1981 arcade game (see screenshot). I have to say I can't see the resemblance.

CT 16 History

Commissioned in 1933 or 1934, slightly after the Great Renumbering, Route 16 picked up some miles from the old Route 171. Its original length was 12.03 miles, from Route 66 in East Hampton to Route 85 in Colchester.

The segment from the East Hampton town line heading toward Colchester center was called the "Comstock - Colchester Trunk Line", under construction in 1934.

On March 29, 1963, Route 16 was extended to Lebanon, absorbing the old "secret route" SR 658.

CT 16 Sources