Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bridge of Flowers - Shelburne Falls, Mass.




One last look at one last flower before the snow falls. This bloom resides, or did reside, on the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. You can see through the rail another bridge opposite on which a car is passing. That other bridge is still in use for motor vehicles, but this bridge is active only for pedestrians and plants.

It had been a trolley bridge in 1908, curving over the Deerfield River, uniting one section of town with the other on the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway. This company went out of business in 1928. The following year, the abandoned trolley bridge was turned into this Bridge of Flowers by some ingenuity and perhaps a desire to not see such a practical piece of infrastructure go to waste.

Volunteers, and donations from the public, and a paid gardener, keep the bridge this way, season after season. For more on the Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers, have at look at this website, and this one.

6 comments:

Dan said...

I enjoyed your post about Shelburne Falls. I like your blog; have thought about doing a travel blog myself. Alas, I don't get to travel much anymore.Please visit our new Shelburne Falls Facebook Fan Page, http://www.facebook.com/shelburnefalls.

Daniel Lieberman, http://www.daniellieberman.org/djlblog

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you, Dan, and thanks for noting the Shelburne Falls Facebook page. I hope our readers will visit both the fan page, and Shelburne Falls.

Flowers said...

You have posted awesome picture of flowers that has a different center. It looks vivid and charming.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you. The bridge is an entire walkway of flowers, so lovely.

Beth said...

The picture of your last flower looks awesome. It is blooming. Enjoyed your blog very much. Iflorist.co.uk

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Welcome, Beth, and thank you very much.