This unique 400-foot former trolley bridge spans the Deerfield River connecting the two sections of downtown Shelburne Falls. Built in 1908 by the Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway, it provided a physical link to the Boston & Maine and New York, New Haven & Hartford railroads at their station on the Buckland side of the Deerfield River. When the trolley stopped running in 1929 the Shelburne Falls Women’s Club transformed the bridge into a “blooming profusion from spring to fall.” The bridge is still tended by the Shelburne Falls Women’s Club. There are more 500 varieties of plantings.
Every year in May the Women’s Club holds a Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale on the green between Main and Water Streets. The Bridge of Flowers 10K race is run every year in August.
Between State and Water Streets, next to Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370