Bridges

Bridge of Flowers – Shelburne Falls, MA

Bridge of Flowers – Shelburne Falls, MA

Bridge of Flowers is a tourist attraction in Western MA which connects the towns of Shelburne Falls (pop. 1700) with Buckland (pop. 1900) while spanning the Deerfield River. It was originally built in 1908 as a trolley line to transport people and goods to the mills (7) miles away.  It does carry […]

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Covered Bridge – Comstock, CT

Covered Bridge – Comstock, CT

All photo’s taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone camera. The Comstock Bridge, in East Hampton, CT, was built in 1840 over the Salmon River.  In 1976 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.  This seems to be a frequented location with fly fisherman and certainly […]

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Abandoned Steel Bridge – New Milford, CT

Abandoned Steel Bridge – New Milford, CT

I didn’t have very good access to this bridge and only had my smartphone camera phone with me.  Due to road hazards I wasn’t even able to park the car and walk across to bridge to get a better side view.  However I’m just trying to document abandoned steel bridges […]

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Abonded railroad tressel – Holyoke, MA

Abonded railroad tressel – Holyoke, MA

Old abandoned railroad tressel, along the river, in the midst of October fall foliage.

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Point St. Bridge, Providence, RI

Point St. Bridge, Providence, RI

Built in 1927 the Point Street Bridge spans the Providence River. Although originally a swing bridge it is now fixed in place. This is because the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, built downstream to the south, prevents larger vessels from gaining entrance to the Providence River. The Point St. park is […]

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Bench on the pier of the Point St. Park overlooking the Point St. bridge and the Providence River. Point St. Park, Providence, RI Point St. Bridge, Providence RI spanning the Providence River.
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Providence, RI skyline

Providence, RI skyline

Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams the City of Providence, RI once known as “the beehive of industry” has shifted gears to become “the creative capitol”. This is due to the decline of manufacturing and the growth of education and arts. Providence is also home to (8) hospitals and (7) […]

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Providence River Bridge

Providence River Bridge

The Providence River Bridge spans the 8 mile long Providence River. Although the river has no dams there is a barrier south of this bridge to ward against a tidal wave from a hurricane.

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View of the Providence River Bridge from the Point St. Bridge. Enjoying a ride down the Providence River. Providence River Bridge Underneath the Providence River Bridge.  This is spot is frequented by area fishermen. Close up of the Providence River Bridge.
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Shelton, CT – Bridges & more.

Shelton, CT – Bridges & more.

As you look through the slide show you’ll see a photo of a dam. This is known as Ousatonic Dam. No I didn’t forget the “H”. It was planned and it’s construction overseen by Edward Shelton, in 1891, for the Ousatonic Water Co. The dam, constructed from 1867-1870 right after […]

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Ousatonic Dam, on the Housatonic River. The view is from Riverview park in Shelton, CT Railroad bridge over the Housatonic River connecting Shelton and Derby, CT.  This view is from a downtown park. Railroad trestle in Derby, CT 1/4 mile east of the Derby-Shelton Bridge. Footbridge along the Housatonic River adjacent to Derby, CT Derby – Shelton bridge spanning the Housatonic River taken from the river banks of Derby, CT Railroad trestle in Derby, CT 1/4 mile east of the Derby-Shelton Bridge. Railroad trestle over the Housatonic River connecting Shelton and Derby, CT Derby-Shelton Bridge over the Housatonic River.  The bridge connects Shelton, CT to the south and Derby, CT to the north.
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