(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved. Contact us for information about using this image.
There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This undated drawing by the engineering firm of Gurley & Company of Troy, New York, depicts a plan of the first iron bridge built over the Connecticut River between Sunderland and Deerfield, Massachusetts. Built in 1877 after hurricane-force winds had caused the previous bridge to collapse, it was the seventh structure to occupy the location. Because previous bridges had been owned and operated by a private company, pedestrians and other traffic paid a toll to cross the river. The new bridge, paid for and maintained by the towns of Sunderland, Deerfield, and Whately required no tolls.