What an incredible day of looking up close at some of the best historic examples of dry stone bridges in New England! Most of the bridges were constructed between 1817 and 1880. Many are still standing and in fact carrying traffic today! The heart of NH bridge country is the town of Hillsborough which had more than a dozen stone bridges at one time. The tour included the Gilsum Arch Bridge and the double arch bridge in Stoddard, as well as many others.
The tour was guided by local historian Tom Berry, DSWA-GB Master Craftsman Brian Post and DSWA-GB certified instructor Pete Ryder.
“Excellent selections of bridges…. very interesting explanation of construction, materials, history, etc.”
“Detailed, technical explanations of what we were seeing…”
“Loved it, start to finish.”