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.
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