February 8, 2017: A crane starts to lift and then lower the Assabet River Rail Trail
bridge at the same site where a wooden footbridge had been since 1989, previously
the site of a railroad bridge, 1850-1979.
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|The bridge to cross Fort Pond Brook is being assembled near Maple Street,|
Acton. It will be trucked to the site and lowered into place by crane
|The bridge is 70 feet long. Like the Maynard bridge, it is to be 16 feet wide.|
To be installed summer 2017. Maynard bridge will have lights. Not this one.
|At the Paper Store office complex, on Route 27, Acton, a boardwalk is being|
constructed over a small retaining pond and over wetlands. The Trail here has
left the original railroad right-of-way to be between the building and Route 27.
|The boardwalk makes a right angle turn around a kiosk to connect with the|
Trail, which resumes its route on the original railroad right-of-way
in the woods off to the left of the photo. SAAB dealership visible on right.