Saturday, January 5, 2008

Boston & Maine Railroad Bridge

Northampton bridge photo by Ed Bacher

My grandfather was an engineer on the Boston & Maine railroad based in Northampton, Massachusetts. He crossed this bridge every day as he drove his work train east along the B&M line. This multispan bridge crosses the Connecticut River just north of the Route 9 road bridge. The railroad is gone, but the bridge remains as part of the Norwottuck rail trail.

Northampton bridge,  photo by Ed Bacher

The bridge crosses Elwell Island in the Connecticut River, and the trees appear to be winning.

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