New span in 1937 made Carlton community ‘The Bridges’

Posted 29 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

CARLTON – In this photo from 1937 we see the Route 18 bridge under construction over the Oak Orchard River in the town of Carlton.

The photographer pointed his lens looking directly east up to the incline when it was still all farmland.

This bridge changed the name of the community from “Two Bridges” to “The Bridges.”