Pepperell, MA, January 15, 2010 - What should the replacement for the Chester A. Waterous covered bridge be named?
The Pepperell selectmen, wanting to involve residents in the naming process, voted to conduct a naming survey.
Construction of the replacement bridge is expected to be complete for a dedication this coming May 15.
The "old" bridge, World Guide Number 29-09-01 #2, was named the Chester H. Waterous. The 108 foot span over the Nashua River was built in 1963 using a variation of the Pratt Truss. This span replaced an earlier one. The Waterouse was taken down in September, 2008, leaving the abutments awaiting the replacement under construction in upstate New York.
Named the Chester H. Waterous, the 108 foot span was built to cross the Nashua River in 1963 using a variation of the Pratt Truss. This span replaced an earlier one.
For photo and story, go to: http://www.nashobapublishing.com/pepperell_news/ci_14199136.
For more about the bridge, go to: http://www.pepperellinfo.net/coveredbridge.
[Our thanks to Tom Keating for alerting us to this article - Ed.]