Abandoned Long Beach West, Stratford, and Pleasure Beach, Bridgeport-Conn (60 acres of prime Connecticut waterfront) has been allowed to waste away like a ghost town for 14 years!Pleasure Beach was a popular Connecticut destination, with seasonal cottages and an amusement park that thousands would visit each summer. It was connected to the main land in Bridgeport by a swing bridge, which unfortunately burned in a 1996 firethe decision was made to vacate the island)
Pleasure Beach is the Bridgeport portion of a Connecticut barrier beach that extends 2-1/2 miles westerly from Point No Point (the portion in the adjoining town of Stratford is known as Long Beach). The area is Connecticut’s largest and most recent ghost town and abandoned recently in the late 90′s after arsonists torched the bridge connecting it to main land.
Pleasure Beach, Connecticut - The once vibrant vacation spot now lies in ruins with remnants of the movie theatre and decaying beach cottages. Unfortunately nothing remains of the once impressive Pleasure Beach amusement park (established in 1892 and closed in 1950). In recent weeks an environmental crisis at Bridgeport meant that the recently refurbished beachside facilities including the docks and boardwalks were once again abandoned.
The long-abandoned Remington Arms factory in Bridgeport, CT. Remington Arms was once one of the largest munitions factories in the world, employing over 17,000 works during World War II. However, competition grew and business slowed, forcing officials to abandon the factory in the late 1980s. Some claim it to be haunted.