Blackstone Canal
View south across the middle of the Triad Bridges
11/8/11
This bridge carried the Southbridge & Blackstone Railroad that was part of the through route from Boston to New York. It once carried the "White Train".
The ROW is now owned by the state and is to be developed as part of the Blackstone River Bikeway.

The P&W bridge is just visible on the left. At this point, the Blackstone Canal was in the river below the bridges.
The span over the P&W is in the background and is higher than the near span. It is on stilts and was probably raised for clearance reasons for the P&W below.

Blackstone Canal
11/8/11
View south along river from middle bridge at the Triad Bridges
The piers shown (along with others nearby and across the river) were built for the never completed Southern New England Railroad. This piers would have supported a third bridge above the other two. The third bridge was never built, but piers and abutments were. The canal was in the river here in the pool behind the "Rolling Dam" to the south.

Blackstone Canal
Triad Bridges
11/8/11
Side view of the middle bridge looking downstream

Blackstone Canal
Triad Bridges
11/8/11
View south through the lowest bridge for the Providence & Worcester Railroad
Only one track exists on this two track bridge.
One span of the middle bridge is visible in the background.

Blackstone Canal
Triad Bridges
12/24/13
View of the west abutment of the Southern New England RR bridge with the pier on the east shore visible above the peace sign. The never built superstructure would have gone from this abutment, across two towers at the edges of the river to the pier beyond and then over the two other railroads to the far abutment.

Blackstone Canal
Triad Bridges
12/24/13
View from below the west abutment of the Southern New England RR bridge across the river with piers for the two river edge towers visible.

Blackstone Canal
Triad Bridges
12/24/13
View of the west abutment of the Southern New England RR bridge looking uphill towards the abutment

Triad Bridges
1/31/04
This view from Wikipedia shows the end of the west approach fill, west abutment, and the west set of support piers in the river for the Southern New England RR bridge. View is probably taken from the hillside or grade for the Southbridge & Blackstone.