Hillsborough in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
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.)
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 Route 149) and U.S. 202, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is across the street from McDonald's at 613 West Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsborough NH 03244, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 Pierce Homestead (approx. 1.6 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); Washington NH (approx. 10 miles away); Stoddard Glass (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 200 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.