Arched Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 43° 18.301 W 070° 58.760
19T E 339466 N 4796589
Quick Description: This marker is in a parking lot near a granite stone bridge supporting Route 202A.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2007 10:58:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM1W3Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 53

Long Description:
Text on the sign:

"Designed and built between 1881 and 1883 by Silas Hussey, Jr. (1828-1913), this bridge is unique in New Hampshire in having heavy brick arches faced with split granite. Its fifty-foot width was exceptional for the time. Hussey was a local quarryman and stonecutter who also designed Rochester’s Civil War monument. He built the three-arched bridge for a contract price of $13,800, subcontracting the bricklaying to Henry J. Wilkinson (1848-1899) of Rochester, a British-born mason."

The sign is near the downtown section of Rochester, in a parking lot island near a drive-thru bank, within site of the arched granite bridge that carries Route 202A over the river.

The actual visit was on January 22, 2007. Downriver, less than a quarter of a mile away is the Wyandotte Falls, which is where a former textile mill, now a residence, stands.
Marker Name: Arched Bridge

Official Marker Number: 191

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Rochester

Date Marker Established: 2005

Visit Instructions:
-- At least one original photo of the marker showing some of the background. (You or team members may be included, and you may submit multiple photos.)

-- Date of your visit

-- Optional: Any interesting details of your trip

-- Optional: Additional research, links, etc. relevant to the historical event, person or place commemorated.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest New Hampshire Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
nomadwillie visited Arched Bridge 7/10/2011 nomadwillie visited it
animalluverjess visited Arched Bridge 6/25/2010 animalluverjess visited it
21alpine visited Arched Bridge 3/18/2010 21alpine visited it
Tim.Nichols visited Arched Bridge 4/30/2009 Tim.Nichols visited it

View all visits/logs