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Walpole in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Connecticut River Bridge

 
 
First Connecticut River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Guylaine Beaudoin, July 19, 2015
1. First Connecticut River Bridge Marker
Inscription.
The first bridge across this river was built approximately mile north of this location in 1785 by Col. Enoch Hale. This toll bridge, replaced in 1840, was recognized in the 18th century as one of America's outstanding bridges because of its unique engineering style. Its replacement was made a free bridge in 1904.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 061.)
 
Location. 43° 7.706′ N, 72° 26.243′ W. Marker is in Walpole, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is on Main Street (New Hampshire Route 12) half a mile south of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walpole NH 03608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellows Falls Canal (approx. half a mile away in Vermont); Waypoint Center (approx. 0.6 miles away in Vermont); Bellows Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away in Vermont); John Kilburn Cabin (approx. one mile away); Rev. John Williams (approx. 3.6 miles away in Vermont); The Westminster Massacre
First Connecticut River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Guylaine Beaudoin, July 19, 2015
2. First Connecticut River Bridge Marker
(approx. 4 miles away in Vermont); Court House (approx. 4.1 miles away in Vermont); Bradley Law Office (approx. 4.3 miles away in Vermont).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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