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Westerly in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Bridge over Pawcatuck River

 
 
First Bridge over Pawcatuck River image. Click for full size.
By Dwight C. Brown Jr., April 18, 2010
1. First Bridge over Pawcatuck River
Inscription. Near this spot was the ford or Indian trail used until the building of the first bridge over Pawcatuck River about 1712.
 
Erected 1909 by Phebe Green Ward chapter D. A. R.
 
Location. 41° 22.659′ N, 71° 49.881′ W. Marker is in Westerly, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is on Broad Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This plaque is located on Pawcatuck Bridge concrete railing just as crossing into Rhode Island from Connecticut - from West Broad Street, Pawcatuck, Ct. to Broad Street, Westerly, R. I. Marker is in this post office area: Westerly RI 02891, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pawcatuck River (here, next to this marker); Westerly – Pawcatuck War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); POW-MIA Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker in Connecticut); USS Pawcatuck Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker in Connecticut); This Site Is Dedicated (within shouting distance of this marker in Connecticut); Westerly Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pawcatuck World War I Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away in Connecticut). Click for a list of all markers in Westerly.
 
More about this marker. This marker is within ten feet of the Pawcatuck Bridge marker describing the boundary of Rhode Island at same GPS location
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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