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Dam and Railroad Bridge, Cedar River, Nashua

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Built in 1902, the railroad bridge over the Cedar River at Nashua is a gem.

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It’s surprising to see such a massive, concrete arched bridge–it looks very old-fashioned for the technology of the early Twentieth Century.

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The remnants of the second road bridge, below, is seen from the new bridge, which replaced it in 1984.

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As is common along the Cedar River, large dams with retractable flood gates control water levels and create recreational lakes.

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Just as many of the major civil engineering projects in America, it looks like this was built in the economic boon years after World War II.

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