RDP Tuesday: Bridge

There is a small stone bridge over the Blackstone River where it meets the canal and become two pieces. I photograph it frequently in pretty much every season except deep winter when it’s inaccessible due to snow.

I love that little bridge. Stone bridge. Actually, it’s Route 16 on its way to Milford then Boston then even further out towards Lynn. One long route.

It’s not just a road … a route. It consists of many roads and I don’t know what they call it here, but it’s definitely Route 16!

Bridge over the Blackstone
Photo: Garry Armstrong
Stone Bridge over the Blackstone

Stone bridge over the Blackstone River and Canal

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


    1. I’m guessing original structure late 1800 — probably around 1888 because that was when almost everything was built, from the library to Town Hall. Must have been a good time in Uxbridge. Big building splurge. They redo it every couple of years so it won’t crumble. They have taken very good care of it, probably because it’s part of a national park.

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        1. It could be older. I’m just betting that since everything else was built in the last 1880s, probably so was the bridge … but it could have been earlier. Uxbridge is a very (for the U.S.) old town. Almost 400 years and Route 16 is an old postal route from when the British were still hanging around.

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          1. I think that the style of building probably didn’t change dramatically for stone bridges. Ours were built by the British too, with convict labour when Van Dieman’s Land, as it was then, was first settled.


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