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A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

KEYSTONE ARCH BRIDGES - DOUBLE ARCH


This is just one of the Keystone Arch Bridges, the Double Arch Bridge (I will go back and photograph the other bridges). These bridges were designed and built by Maj. George Washington Whistler and William Gibbs McNeill. (Trivia Alert – Maj. George Washington Whistler is “Whistler’s Father”, his son is the artist James Whistler). These bridges were built between 1848 and 1841 without reinforcing steel or mortar. There were 10 bridges built some as high as 70 feet, 5 remain; three were washed away during floods in 1927, two were removed by the railroad during realignment.

Info: A sign at the trailhead.

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KEYSTONE ARCH BRIDGES - DOUBLE ARCH

1 Comments:

At 2:52 AM, Blogger Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

It is amazing that these old bridges can stand up to modern transport. The same type of bridge can be found all over britain and Europe, all built in the 1800s when the railways were first built.
I am reading just now about how they built the first railway across Canada in the 1880s

 

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