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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.  
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. 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 Hampshire
Stone Arch Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
2. Stone Arch Bridges Marker
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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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Day Order (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hillsborough War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pierce Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); New England College Covered Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away); Piscataquog River Mill Sites (approx. 8½ miles away); Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Washington NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); Washington NH Town Common (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
 
Civil Engineering Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 17, 2016
3. Civil Engineering Plaque
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 August 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Oct. 2, 2022