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

Arched Bridge

 
 
Arched Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
1. Arched Bridge Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2005 by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 191.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 43° 18.303′ N, 70° 58.777′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street (New Hampshire Route 202A) 0.1 miles east of River Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in a parking lot on the south side of Main Street, overlooking the Cocheco River and the subject Arched Bridge. Touch for map
Arched Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
2. Arched Bridge Marker
(Cocheco River and the Arched Bridge are in background, beyond parking lot)
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. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NH 03867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reverend Amos Main (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Church Congregational (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rochester Commons Bandstand (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rochester Civil War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry Wilson (approx. 6.3 miles away); Berwick Maine War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away in Maine); Farmington Honor Roll (approx. 7.3 miles away); Town of Farmington War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Regarding Arched Bridge. The Arched Bridge is included within the Rochester Commercial and Industrial District, National Register of Historic Places #83001154.
 
Also see . . .  Stone Bridge in Rochester. This link presents a post card image of the bridge, circa 1910 (Submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Arched Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
3. Arched Bridge
(view from near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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