Small-craft facilities are at Fall River, Somerset, Taunton, and Dighton. Berths, electricity, gasoline, water, ice, pump-out facilities, launching ramps, marine supplies, storage, and hull, engine, and electronic repairs are available. The largest marine railways, at Dighton, can handle craft to 55 feet. Mobile hoists and lifts to 35 tons are at Fall River, as is a pumpout facility.
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Somerset, about 5.3 miles above the Fall River is a town on the west side of Taunton River. Taunton, a manufacturing city, is at the head of navigation about 12.5 miles above Fall River.
Between Fall River and Taunton, the river is crossed by three bridges. The highway bridge at Berkley, about 5 miles above Fall River, has a swing span with a clearance of 7 feet. Weir Bridge, the fixed highway bridge at Taunton, has a clearance of 10 feet; the fixed railroad bridge, about 0.2 mile upstream from Weir Bridge, has a clearance of 9 feet. The overhead power cables crossing Taunton River have least clearances of 145 feet at Fall River and 65 feet near Taunton.