Turners Falls-Gill Bridge – MA

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) allocated funds in 1936 to the tune of $372,722 (not adjusted for inflation) for the reconstruction of a span across the Connecticut River between the Town of Montague [Turner Falls] and Gill, Mass. The Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, which was constructed in 1937-8, has since been rehabilitated and is sometimes referred to as the Gill-Montague Bridge.

A plaque on the bridge credits the United States Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 and features a project number; it is sometimes overlooked as the information is written in comparatively small lettering at the top of the plaque.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Aug. 28, 1936 (pg. 3)
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Plaque on bridge

"Towns ask state to remove erroneous plaque on Turners Falls-Gill Bridge," Greenfield Reporter, May 20, 2020: https://www.recorder.com/Towns-ask-state-to-remove-plaque-on-Turners-Falls-Gill-Bridge-34026885 (accessed April 28, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 28, 2022.

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Location Info


Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA

Coordinates: 42.611437, -72.552120

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