Sunday, August 11, 2013

Choate Bridge over the Ipswich

The Choate Bridge in Ipswich, Massachusetts is the oldest surviving double arch bridge in North America. It carries the Rt 1A/133 traffic over the Ipswich River. The bridge was built in 1764. In 1838 it was widened to two lanes. The last restoration was in 1998.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Just a few hundred yards upstream is the dam that separates the tidal river from the fresh water part of the Ipswich. Here is the dam at high tide.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

This building is owned by Ebsco Publishing. It was a hosiery mill back in the day.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky


Roy Norris said...

What a scene and you have produced some real professional images Steve.

DeniseinVA said...

That is a beautiful old bridge and all brilliant photographs!

Carol Mattingly said...

New England, you lucky guy to live in such an historic place.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Steve these shots are outstanding. the reflections are incredible.

A New England Life said...

How interesting about the bridge. I had no idea! I also never knew where EBSCO was located before. My friends brother owns the company and she always talks about what a great place it is to work.

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