Bartlett's Bridge, Spanning French River on Clara Barton Road, Oxford, Worcester County, MA
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Spanning French River on Clara Barton Road, Oxford, MA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MA-112
Building/structure dates: 1889 initial construction
Significance: Bartlett's Bridge is a well-preserved, representative example of a common, rural, nineteenth-century masonry bridge type found in New England. The notable details are the stone parapet with projecting coping course, the accentuated keystone, and the dressed face ring voussoirs. The engineer, Charles A. Allen, was city engineer of Worcester at the time the bridge was constructed, and was well-known in New England for his work on public water and sewer system projects.
Allen, Charles A.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. General view from roadway, looking east
2. Closer view from roadway, looking east, showing parapets
3. South arch from river bank, looking northeast
4. Closer view of south arch, showing detail of cut stone
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