02-May-2004 -- Well, this was state number six on a weekend expedition to New England in attempt to hunt down six confluences in six states (in 48 hours).
I headed north back into Southbridge, cruised along a rainy US Highway 20 eastbound and joined up with the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn. With a dull sense of defeat, I paid yet another unabashedly large toll.
The confluence was located near Taunton, MA, so by my estimation the quickest route from Connecticut's 42°N 72°W involved taking the Mass. Turnpike towards Boston, heading south on I-495, and getting off on State Road 24 near Taunton.
I did exactly that, and as the rain died down, I arrived in the small suburb of Bridgewater. The town's pretty nice, and pretty typical of what you might expect to find in the area.
I ventured into neighborhoods and found myself at the confluence very quickly, just as a pigeon finds its way home with an eerie built-in sense of navigation. Also, I had printed out some stuff from Mapquest.
A nice, big green single-story house sits directly next to this confluence, which by my Garmin's estimation, lies in the middle of the road. With not a single Bridgewaterian around with to share the glory, I photographed the spot in all directions and headed for Boston's Logan Airport with about half an hour to spare.