Into The Poison Ivy
Ten stone arch bridges were built in Chester and Middlefield Massachusetts in 1840. A few are still in use and a couple more are standing and visible from the realigned tracks. Last week, I shot the most western bridge of the set. It passes over the Factory Brook and Town Hill Rd. This week, I lugged the lights into the bed of the West Branch of the Westfield river to shoot the double arch bridge in Chester, MA. This bridge is the first of the set and furthest to east. The rest of the bridges are only accessible by a couple mile hike: after moving the gear 1000 feet to get this shot, I’m going to have to reconsider how I access future locations.