Eunice Williams Bridge : Before and After

Greenfield, MA

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge is a 95-foot covered bridge located in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The area is said to be haunted by the spirit of Mrs. Eunice Williams, the mother of a young English colonist that was abducted by French and Mohawk warriors during the early 18th century. She was killed by a Mohawk warrior after failing to cross the river during the raid, which is known as the Deerfield Massacre. Her daughter, the young Eunice Kanenstenhawi Williams; was taken to Quebec and lived out the rest of her life there fully assimilated into the tribe that took her captive.

In August 2011, Hurricane Irene tore through Western Massachusetts destroying many old structures and causing intense flooding in many towns in the area. Eunice Williams Bridge was just one structure that fell victim to the storm. This historic bridge had already been replaced once before in the 1970’s due to it being burned 100 years earlier by vandals. The before photos were taken 4 months before Hurricane Irene passed through.

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

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Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

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