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Near Orford in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge

Erected 1937

 
 
The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 5, 2020
1. The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge erected 1937 by the States of New Hampshire and Vermont assisted by the federal government dedicated 1938.

Captain Samuel Morey, born 1762 died 1843, first successfully applied steam power to the navigation of a boat at this place on the Connecticut River 1793.

This bridge replaces a covered wooden bridge destroyed by high water March 19, 1936.
 
Erected 1938.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 54.463′ N, 72° 8.397′ W. Marker is near Orford, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Bridge Street (New Hampshire Route 25A) east of Main Street (U.S. 5), on the left when traveling east. Marker is just east of the state line on the western end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Bridge Street, Orford NH 03777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Morey (approx. ¼ mile away in Vermont); Orford World War Memorial
The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 5, 2020
2. The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge Marker
The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1997
(approx. ¼ mile away); Nathaniel Niles (approx. 4.9 miles away in Vermont); Bradford (approx. 5.9 miles away in Vermont); Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (approx. 5.9 miles away in Vermont); Bradford Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away in Vermont); Bradford World War Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Morey Memorial Bridge (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. Samuel Morey (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 5, 2020
3. The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 4, 2021