Bartlett's Bridge

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Bartlett's Bridge
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Bartlett's Bridge in 2012
Bartlett's Bridge is located in Massachusetts
Bartlett's Bridge
Bartlett's Bridge is located in the US
Bartlett's Bridge
Location Oxford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°9′17.15″N 71°52′57.1″W / 42.1547639°N 71.882528°W / 42.1547639; -71.882528Coordinates: 42°9′17.15″N 71°52′57.1″W / 42.1547639°N 71.882528°W / 42.1547639; -71.882528
Built 1889
Architect Charles A. Allen
NRHP Reference # 00000077 [1]
Added to NRHP February 10, 2000

Bartlett's Bridge is a historic stone arch bridge carrying Clara Barton Road over the French River in Oxford, Massachusetts. The bridge was built in 1889 to a design by Charles A. Allen, at the time a civil engineer for the city of Worcester. The bridge was built to replace an older wooden span at the request of Edwin Bartlett, the owner of textile mills in North Oxford, whose businesses and employees would have used the road. The bridge is 30 feet (9.1 m) long and 42 feet (13 m) wide, with its elliptical arch reaching a height of 13 feet (4.0 m) above the river. The facing of the bridge is rough-cut granite that has been fixed with mortar. In contrast, the granite stones that make up the arch have been very precisely worked. The bridge has parapet walls made of large granite slabs 4.5 feet (1.4 m), 2 feet (0.61 m) wide, and 1 foot (0.30 m) thick.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Bartlett's Bridge". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-14.