About Tom French

Tom French splits his time between the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands from his home in Potsdam. More information about his writing can be found at Tom-French.net.

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  1. Boreas says

    Great article!

    It is unfortunate the relative speed of modern transportation minimizes the beauty and impact of these historic bridges. Most of them would be better appreciated by foot or horseback. I imagine they were very inspirational prior to the automobile revolution. Living near Keeseville, I see these bridges frequently and remember using two of the vintage bridges that are now closed. I hope that someday they can be restored – for foot traffic if nothing else.

    • Tom French says

      Thanks for reading the article. I’m glad you enjoyed it. As a purveyor of history, I too hope that the bridges can be restored and maintained so that future generations can learn what they show us about our past.

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