Thursday October 18, 2012

What: Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge across the Deerfield River is the longest single-span lenticular -- lens-shaped -- bridge in Massachusetts. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Conn., built the Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge in 1882. It is a truss bridge, supported in a structure of linked triangles.

Where: 609 Bardwell’s Ferry Road, Conway

Directions: From Route 116 south, bear left onto Shelburne Falls Road and right onto Bardwell’s Road, which will become Bardwell’s Ferry Road.

From Route 2 east in Shelburne, turn right onto Shelburne Center Road, then quickly left onto Barnard Road and Right onto Allen Road, and Bardwell’s Ferry Road will come up on the right.