Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, The Causeway
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Richard Howarth - Report this comment
This is at the end of Lake Qunsig. Lincoln st. going to Shrewsbury. I grew up on Lake Quinsg. and know a lot of the arears.
John Griffin - Report this comment
This is actually a view of the old causewy that was later replaced by the modern bridge in place now that Rte. 9 runs across. The view is looking north probably on Ram Horn Island by the Thule Club.
Julianne (Sherman) Dumas - Report this comment
This is now called Lincoln Street Bridge. To the left (North) running perpendicular is North Lake Ave in Worcester and to the right (South) is North Quinsigamond Ave in Shrewsbury. Carey's Boat House was on the corner on the Shrewsbury side where I spent many an opening day of fishing season. I worked the refreshment counter. Even met recording artists Danny and The Juniors ('At The Hop')on a break from their appearance at White City Amusement Park in the mid fifties. Lived on Holden Street, Shrewsbury at the time and have many fond memories of Lake Quinsig. I even wrote a composition on the Lake when I attended Quinsigamond Community College and was asked to describe what, if anything, I would do for my home town area if I had unlimited financial resources. I would restore the Lake to its original splendor with all the marvelous recreation facilities that it once had, before parking lots became more important than creating wonderful childhood memories. Thanks for such a wonderful website and a pleasant stroll down Memory Lane. I can relate to nearly every picture and have spent hours perusing this site.
Brandon - Report this comment
Yeah, this is at the north end of lake quinsig I think, right next to the 290 bridge, and, its still standing.
Jessica Savageau - Report this comment
I believe this picture is actually of Shrewsbury. It is a bridge is for what is now Rt. 20. If you are driving east bound on Rt 20 (towards Northborough. It is after the Edgemere Diner, but before Forest Rd/Dr. I grew up in Edgemere and have been canoeing/swimming/fishing in that area all my life. Flint Pond is to the South of the bridge. Lake Quinsig continues to the North (towards Sunset Beach). I am very certain that is what this picture is of. It's still like that today.
jim sadowski- November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
The causeway bridge is at the location of Rt-9 bridge. Devides the like into north and south lake quinsigamond.
jim sadowski- December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Postcard shows Worcester side of lake to left is Regatta Point and on right side is Rams Island. The Causeway, the road built over Lake Quinsigamond to take the place of the old floating bridge. It was completed June 27, 1862, at a cost of $25,997
Jeff Corcoran- January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Jessica (above) is absolutely correct. I grew up on Half Moon Cove and looked at this bridge from my wharf every day. And as she said, it looks extremely similar today. Get in a canoe and check it out, you will be surprised how much it still looks like this postcard. For those of you claiming it is the "old" Rt.9, that is impossible - consider the distance between the shore lines (Shrewsbury/Worcester) on the Rt. 9 part of the lake. Much, much further than this causeway would reach.
jim sadowski- February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Want to correct the date of the arch bridge which replaced the causeway. The concrete bridge was completed in 1919. (not the 1930's).
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