This bridge is one of a number of stone arch bridges built by the Fitchburg Railroad. Concrete is present on the arch spandrel wall, which may be a very old alteration.
Ted Rice provided some information on this bridge. Due to the high cost of steel in 1899 and the difficulty of getting it on schedule, the Fitchburg RR decided to build stone arch bridges. To save money, these were built of mostly uncut stone and concrete. There was a bigger two-arch bridge built nearby at Hoosick Junction that no longer stands. The Fitchburg was bought up by the Boston and Maine in 1902.
Bob Wilkinson estimated this bridge to have about a 50 foot span.
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