First Connecticut River Bridge


May 23. 2013 3:53PM

First Connecticut River Bridge - Walpole, New Hampshire 







Route 12
Chesterfield, NH

Marker Number: 61
Name and date established: Walpole 1970

Description: The first bridge across this river was built approximately 1/4 mile north of this location in 1785 by Colonel Enoch Hale. This toll bridge replaced in 1840 was recognized in the 18th century as one of Americas' outstanding bridges because of its unique engineering style. Its replacement was made a free bridge in 1904.

Location: Located on the west side of Route 12, north of its junction with Route 123 and about .3 miles south of the present Vilas Bridge.

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