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

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