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Aging bridge of flowers

by webdev

September 29, 2010

Cracks have appeared in Boston’s century-old Bridge of Flowers, reports the

Straddling Boston’s Deerfield River, the Bridge of Flowers is covered in more than 500 flowers and plants. During the spring and summer season the bridge blooms in multi-colors attracting thousands of visitors annually.

Built in 1908 as a trolley convey, the bridge is now showing signs of its age. However, the bridge’s management and preservationists are already making plans to repair it, the news source reports.

After trolley service was discontinued in 1928 and the bridge became infested with weeds, the Shelburne Falls Women’s Club (SFAWC) bought it and planted a garden along its span in order to save it from demolition, according to Project for Public Spaces.

Today the bridge is considered one of New England’s most famous and beautiful attractions. Shelburne, the bridge’s village, is filled with artisans and craftsmen who are inspired by the bridge’s beauty.

The bridge is under constant maintenance by the SFAWC. Currently planted alongside the bridge, for the fall season, are dahlias, begonias, morning glories and various types of roses.


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