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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.
Photographed By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
1. Stone Arch Bridges Marker
Inscription.  
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
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
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Hampshire Route 149) and U.S. 202, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Marker is across the street from McDonald's at 613 West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsborough NH 03244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butler Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Memorial Day Order (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hillsborough War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pierce Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Franklin Pierce (approx. 1.6 miles away); Deering Veterans (approx. 4˝ miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
 
Stone Arch Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
2. Stone Arch Bridges Marker
ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
3. ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Bridge & Engineering Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
4. Bridge & Engineering Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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