Bridge of Flowers
Shelburne Falls, MA
Contributed by Project for Public Spaces
A 400-foot, park-like bridge over the Deerfield River, displaying flowers and plantings from April through October.
Abandoned in 1928 as a trolley bridge, the Bridge of Flowers was saved from demolition the following year by the Shelburne Falls Womens Club. In all its colorful profusion, it has since come to serve as a centerpiece for the entire municipality - indeed, the bridge is the central motif of the Shelburne Falls logo. It's also become a renowned New England travel destination and therefore, an important economic base for the village, now filled with craftsmen whose artisanship mirrors the vision and hard work of the bridge's saviors.
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