Pawcatuck in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Westerly, R.I. - Stonington, Conn.
— 1932 —
Subsequently rebuilt in
1734 * 1795 * 1811
1858 * 1885
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era.
Location. 41° 22.663′ N, 71° 49.893′ W. Marker is in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on West Broad Street (U.S. 1) east of Coggswell Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is a metal tablet mounted directly on the Pawcatuck Bridge south-side concrete railing, west of the bridge/river center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 West Broad Street, Pawcatuck CT 06379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Bridge over Pawcatuck River (a few steps from this marker in Rhode Island); Pawcatuck River (a few steps from this marker in Rhode Island); POW-MIA Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Westerly – Pawcatuck War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker in Rhode Island); USS Pawcatuck Veterans Monument This Site Is Dedicated (within shouting distance of this marker); Westerly Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away in Rhode Island); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away in Rhode Island).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pawcatuck River Bridge
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1. The Night The Pawcatuck River Broke Its Banks.
The flood of March 29, 2010 closed bridges, businesses and changed lives. The overflowing Pawcatuck River rushed up and over the Donahue Park pier, the sound akin to an oncoming train. It broke its banks and wreaked havoc on the two lifelines between Pawcatuck and downtown Westerly, RI; the bridges at Broad Street and Stillman Avenue. For weeks the only way in to Westerly was over Route 78. After being hammered for days by raging currents swelled with debris, the 80-year old Pawcatuck Bridge was ordered closed until it could be inspected. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Chamber floats plan to build ‘iconic’ structure on Pawcatuck River Bridge (2017).
Stonington — Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce outlined an idea that calls for building a $500,000 structure on the Pawcatuck River Bridge to help market and brand the downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck community. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.