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

Stone Arch Bridges

 
 
Stone Arch Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
1. Stone Arch Bridges Marker
Inscription.
Stone Arch Bridges
Beginning in the 1830's, a few arched granite
highway bridges were built in southern New
Hampshire under the supervision of engineers
from major manufacturing centers. By the 1850's,
rural stonemasons had mastered the art of
building such bridges without mortar. Hiram
Monroe (1799-1871), active in town affairs,
persuaded Hillsborough to build a dozen. Five
survive, and a sixth is covered by Franklin
Pierce Lake. Among the local builders were
Reuben E. Loveren (1817-1883), and brothers
Calvin A. Gould (1826-1877) and James H. Gould
(1828-1890). All three worked on this, the
double-arched Sawyer Bridge, in 1866.

 
Erected 2006 by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 203.)
 
Location. 43° 6.7′ N, 71° 55.123′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (New Hampshire Route 149) and U.S. 202, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is across the street from McDonald's at 613 West Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsborough NH 03244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other
Stone Arch Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
2. Stone Arch Bridges Marker
Eastward
markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Stoddard Glass (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Civil Engineering Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
3. Civil Engineering Plaque
Bridge & Engineering Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
4. Bridge & Engineering Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016.
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