Stone Arch Bridge


January 03. 2014 4:05PM

Stone Arch Bridge - Stoddard, New Hampshire (photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Cheshire County)







Rest Area
Stoddard, NH

Marker Number: 27
Name and date established: Stoddard 1965

Description: This twin arch structure built without mortar and sustained solely by expert shaping of its archstones is typical of a unique style of bridge construction employed primarily in the Contooocook River Valley in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. These bridges are a significant part of our American architectural heritage.

Location: Located on the south side of Route 9, in a roadside rest area about .1 miles west of the Antrim-Stoddard town line.

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