Railway Lover Comments on Eight Arch Bridge
Since my wife and I are both railroad & bridge lovers, I was delighted to find that Holliston had not one but two but fascinating railroad bridges. We drove down to Holliston from Haverhill and quickly found the Arch Street Bridge, which is amazing for it's size.
But as we later drove north on Woodland Street, we almost missed your fascinating eight-arched railroad trestle. Having seen some old photos of the trestle, we were expecting to find a good spot to view it. What we found was a tiny space with barely enough room to park one car, and the trees so overgrown it was impossible to view the entire bridge.
Does the town own the land adjacent to the trestle? If so, are there any plans to make a space big enough to park at least two cars? And is there anyone that's willing to clear the brush and trees so a decent view can be had?
Even though we knew some of the history of this trestle, we were thinking it would be good for the town to put up a small marker of some sort with a brief description of how it was made.
Since this trestle was listed in your "Seven Wonders of Holliston" back in 2007, it's a shame there isn't more done to show it off.
The previous week, we went to Westford, to see a large stone arch railroad bridge, and that town has done a great job of placing a sign on the road showing where the well marked trail along the old railroad line leads to the bridge. Your eight-arched bridge is truly an excellent example of railroad bridge architecture, and we wish more people could find a spot to see it.
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