General Clarence R. Edwards Bridge, US Army - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.341 W 072° 32.789
18T E 702864 N 4664423
Quick Description: The General Clarence R. Edwards Bridge is a vehicular and pedestrian bridge that carries Roosevelt Avenue over the Mill River at Watershops Pond in Springfield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2022 6:01:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM163EM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The General Clarence R. Edwards Bridge is a triple span stone arch bridge. The bridge spans Watershops Pond which was created when a dam was built on the Mill River to provide water power for the Springfield Armory building on Allen Street. The bridge is 250' in length with a 40' wide deck. The largest of the three arches is 70' wide. It was built, using granite blocks, in 1937 as a depression era Public Works Administration project. The designing engineer of the bridge was Harrison G. White.

A monument on the southeast end of the bridge is inscribed:

THE GENERAL CLARENCE R. EDWARDS
BRIDGE
DEDICATED TO HIS DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE AS MAJOR GENERAL
COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE
26TH YANKEE DIVISION A. E. F.
IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR
AWARDED THE CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM
MADE COMMANDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOR
BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND PRESENTED
THE GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF LEOPOLD
BY THE KING OF BELGIUM
1860 {Yankee Division Logo} 1931
DONATED BY PETER PAN BUS LINES INC.

A stone plaque on the northeast end of the bridge is inscribed:

THE
GENERAL CLARENCE R. EDWARDS
BRIDGE

ERECTED BY
VENEZIAN MON. WKS.

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