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Tufts University Pupils Study Bridge of Flowers, Offer Class Projects as Resources

Brian Brenner and his Tufts University students are sharing their love of bridge restoration through a special project for the historic Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA. The Greenfield Recorder recently wrote a profile on the class project and its resources. 

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Bridge of Flowers has inspired many — painters, photographers, poets, gardeners, tourists — including engineer Brian Brenner.

Brenner, principal engineer with Tighe & Bond and Tufts University professor, is partial to the Bridge of Flowers.

So much so that in 2021, the bridge inspired his course, “Bridge Design and Rehabilitation.” The work his students produced is now featured at, offering a wide array of resources for bridge enthusiasts and historians as well as curriculum aids for teachers, students, and parents.

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View all the resources created from the project on the educational section of the Bridge of Flowers website.