Rail Bridge, Northfield, Massachusetts
|Rail bridge at Northfield, Massachusetts|
|Carries||New England Central Railroad and Amtrak Vermonter|
|Locale||Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts|
|Design||Deck truss bridge|
|Material||Metal truss, on masonry piers|
|Number of spans||4|
|Piers in water||3|
The rail crossing of the Connecticut River (United States) at this location originates from the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad. The V&MRR was chartered in 1844 and completed an extension between Millers Falls, Massachusetts and Brattleboro, Vermont by 1850. Alvah Crocker, a paper and railroad magnate and U.S. Representative, was the first president of the V&MRR. Initially, the V&MRR was operated by Crocker's Fitchburg Railroad.
^ A: Please place direct quotations from cited book here - then reference them in text above with Cref.
^ B: United States Geological Survey topographic map showing the bridge as the New London Northern Railroad bridge. 
^ C: United States Geological Survey topographic map showing the bridge as the Central Vermont Railway bridge. 
- Wheelwright, William Bond (1981) . Life and Times of Alvah Crocker. Ayer Publishing. ISBN 0-405-13822-9.
- "USGS 15 minute Warwick, Massachusetts topographic map (North-West corner)" (JPEG). University of New Hampshire Library. 1887-1894, reprinted 1915. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
- "USGS 7.5 minute Northfield, Massachusetts topographic map (South-West corner)" (JPEG). University of New Hampshire Library. 1936, printed 1941. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
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