Here are the stone abutments of the original bridge across walker brook.

The Robbins Trestle once crossed Blandford Road at the Chester/Becket town line, Blandford Road crossed Walker Brook to intersect with the Jacob’s Ladder Road (now Route 20). It was part of the Chester and Becket Railroad, built to transport granite from the Hudson Quarry (what you all know as the Becket Quarry) to the Chester Granite Works (across from the Chester Railway Station) where the stone was cut and worked to monuments and fine decorative stone. There was a sawmill under the trestle, not a smart place for it since the embers from the locomotives rained on it and eventually caught it on fire. The remains are still visible. The original Blandford Road crossed Walker Brook a bit farter East than it does now. The stone abutments are still there. The history can be seen on lidar mapping. Blandford Road was the route to North Blandford. There is a cellar hole on the other side of Route 20, shown as the house on the postcard.

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