Old Rail Bridge Boulders Moved West

Many weeks ago a large mass of boulders appeared in the old drive-in theater lot, owned by the Town of Yarmouth, and abutting Parker's River.  It didn't take long for us to realize that these stones  came from the old Bass River Railroad bridge, which stood for over 160 years, until dismantled and replaced as part the Cape Cod Rail Trail's Expansion.

 

 

Below we see workers preparing the remove the old bridge in 2010.

Above we see the bridge's final stand.

Below we see rusted remnants of the dismantled bridge.

The old bridge abutments, a portion of which which now reside in West Yarmouth.

Current Shot-West Yarmouth .

A wonderful new bike bridge now crosses Bass River at the site of the Rail Bridge, and the channel has been widened, improving navigation and the river's ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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