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Bardwell Ferry Bridge Over The Deerfield

Paddling one of the few places with enough water to whitewater paddle continuous class I-II rapids during mid summer.

 

Orton effect applied in post processing.

 

Deerfield River, Massachusetts.

 

Bardwell Bridge:

 

The Bardwell's Ferry Bridge is an 1882 wrought-iron span over the Deerfield River near Conway, Mass. The bridge consists of a single, spectacular 198-foot lenticular truss. According to a 1990 report on the bridge that is included in the Historic American Engineering Record, the span is "virtually unaltered" and is one of the oldest and longest lenticular-truss bridges remaining.

 

The bridge is one lane wide, with a wood deck. It has a 10-ton load limit, which appears to be adequate considering its remote location on a rural road.

 

Credit bridge text to: www.iceandcoal.org/bridges/bardwell/bardwellsferry.html

    

Pentax D.

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Taken on July 30, 2007