Massachusetts Fire Towers
Fall River Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #11

Fall River tower in 1999
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Town: Fall River
County: Bristol
Mountain or Hill: Copicut Hill
Height above sea level: 354 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 41-43-17
Longitude: 71-03-36
First date of operation: Aug 1, 1914
Type: Steel Tower



Other Photos

Fall River Tower 1989
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • This is currently an active state tower
  • This tower sits on state property
  • A two mile phone line was constructed to this site.
  • A new power and two-way radios were installed in 1938
  • A new tower was built in 1966.
  • Guy wires were added in 1970
  • In 1990, the tower cab was destroyed and tower steel damaged by an adjacent radio tower being vandalized and toppling onto the Fire Tower.
  • The tower was repaired and put back into service in 1993


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