- Bridge Tour (9/7/18)
September 7, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Southwestern New Hampshire is dotted with historic arched stone bridges. Most of these were constructed between 1840 and 1880. Many are still standing and in fact carrying traffic today! The forces of geology, technology and economics combined in the period from 1830 to 1875 to drive a bridge building boom in southwestern NH. Dry stone arches were the material of choice for heavily traveled routes that had modest spans. Foreign stone masons hired by the railroad brought technology and technique. Yankee ingenuity and economics did the rest.
The Stone Trust Bridge Tour will guide you to see 11 of these bridges that are still standing. Four still carry daily traffic! From the iconic to the forgotten, our tour will explore each of these in a day-long journey around this corner of NH.