Hopkinton in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Contoocook Railroad Bridge and Depot
Built in 1889 on the granite abutments of an older span, this is the world's oldest surviving covered railroad bridge. It was probably designed by Boston & Maine Railroad engineer Jonathan Parker Snow (1848–1933) and built by carpenter David Hazelton (1832–1908). Under Snow, the Boston & Maine utilized wooden bridges on its branch lines until after 1900, longer than any other major railroad. The nearby depot was built in 1850 on the earlier Concord & Claremont Railroad, which was acquired by the Boston & Maine in 1887.
Erected 2005 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 195.)
Location. 43° 13.393′ N, 71° 42.851′ W. Marker is in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue (New Hampshire Route 103) and Kearsarge Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the SE corner of Dimitri's Pizza restaurant parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Contoocook NH 03229, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodwell's Garrison 1744 (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden Site Of First Fort A.D. 1739 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Daniel Webster's First Law Office (approx. 7.9 miles away); Birthplace of Gen. John A. Dix (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Webster Homestead (approx. 7.9 miles away); Birthplace of Hon. Moody Currier (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mary Baker Eddy (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.