Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Milford Memorial Stone Bridge

 
 
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
1. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
In Memoriam
Robert Treat
Inscription.
( stones on the large north west tower )
In Memoriam
Robert Treat
For Thirty Years
Governour & Deputy Gov.
of the Colony of
Connecticut
Obit - 1710

Ansantawae
His Mark
1639

Memorial Committee
G.A. Tomlinson   P.S. Bristol
M.C. Durand   N.C. Pond
C.H. Trowbridge
Architect W.M. Grinnell
Builder John Beattie
1689 - 1889

( stone at the south east corner )
In Memoriam
Capt.
Thomas Tibbals
Obit 1703
In consideration of his
helpfulness att first com
ing to Milford to show the
first comers the place
land records

( stone at the south west corner )
In Memoriam
Peter Prudden
First Pastor in Milford
Obit 1656
The voice of one crying in the
wilderness prepare ye the way
of the Lord make his path
straight

 
Location. 41° 13.365′ N, 73° 3.342′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of New Haven Avenue (Connecticut Route 162) and Daniel Street, on the left when traveling east on New Haven Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford CT 06460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 19, 2014
2. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
Ansantawae
His Mark
1639

At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landing Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milford (about 600 feet away); Simon Lake's Explorer Submarine (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Milford World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away); Milford Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milford World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milford Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milford Town Halls (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Regarding Milford Memorial Stone Bridge. Known as the Old Stone Bridge, it carries New Haven Avenue over the Wepawaug River.
In 1888, Milford celebrated the 250th anniversary of the founding of the First Church. To celebrate this important date, the City of Milford paid $3,00 for the building of the Stone Bridge. The bridge bears a commemorative stone for each of the founding fathers of Milford. The first sermon ever given at the First Church can also be found carved into the stone. At each end of the bridge are large quarter-circle stones commemorating some of the most influential of the founding fathers. The towers on the west side of the bridge include bow and arrow hinges and knockers on the door to symbolize the signing of the deed for the purchase of Milford from the Paugusset
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
3. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
Memorial Committee
Indians.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial Era
 
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
4. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
In Memoriam
Capt. Thomas Tibbals
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 19, 2014
5. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
In Memoriam
Peter Prudden
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
6. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
North West Tower
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
7. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
South West Tower
Milford Memorial Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
8. Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
North West Tower
(looking west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 22, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement