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By Roger Chartier

 

Bridge at Lund's Corner and
the Quaker Meeting House in the
North of New Bedford
Formerly called "Bedford Village, Ma."

In the 1700's, this was the bridge that the British Crossed to invade Acushnet and Fairhaven after burning New Bedford.

The bridge was rebuilt in 1828.

It crossed the Acushnet River at the head of the river.

The first water reservoir was to the north of this and was made by damming some of the flow of the river.

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Lund's Corner Bridge and quaker Meeting House from 1700's - New Bedford, Ma. www.WhalingCity.net

There was a small village in that area and today you can see some vestiges of the village where there are old homes and stone walls. Here is another view of the same place.

In the early 1900's possibly around WW1, Felix Chartier built a light airplane with a 6 foot wingspan and powered it with a spring motor from a victrola. He then loaded his mother's cat as a passenger and launched it from the bridge down the river. The cat managed to escape after the (crash?) landing but was never seen again.
 
 
 

 


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