Here we are at the 70 foot Keystone Arch National Landmark.
While the West Branch of the Westfield River is the only one without a dam, that is not to say there are no grand earth and stone structures. Indeed, in terms of structure, the West Branch “rules.” Along its length sit the first cluster of keystone arch railroad bridges built in America. They are wholly dry laid, range in height to 70 feet and made possible the longest and highest railroad in the world, the Western Railroad, in 1840.
The Keystone Arch Bridges Trail from our group hike 10-16-21. We thank you all for coming to Chester and hiking with us and learning about the great history from Mr. Dave Pierce !
Thank you to special guest Chef John Slattery at the trailhead with breakfast!!