Stone Arch Bridge (Keene, New Hampshire)

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Stone Arch Bridge
Cheshire Railroad Bridge, Keene NH postcard.jpg
Postcard image, early 20th century
Stone Arch Bridge (Keene, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Stone Arch Bridge (Keene, New Hampshire)
Stone Arch Bridge (Keene, New Hampshire) is located in the US
Stone Arch Bridge (Keene, New Hampshire)
Location Mile 89.41 of the Cheshire Railroad over Branch River, between Route 101 and Swanzey Factory Road, Keene, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°54′51″N 72°15′11″W / 42.91417°N 72.25306°W / 42.91417; -72.25306Coordinates: 42°54′51″N 72°15′11″W / 42.91417°N 72.25306°W / 42.91417; -72.25306
Area less than one acre
NRHP reference # 12000504[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 2012

The Stone Arch Bridge is a stone arch railroad bridge located in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States.

The bridge was built in 1847 with a span length of 90 feet (27 m).[2] From the Keene Public Library's description of the postcard shown: "An enduring example of the excellence which characterized the construction of the Cheshire Railroad. It was designed by Lucian Tilton. The stone came from a quarry on the Thompson farm, within a half-mile of the bridge. The keystone was set Dec. 9, 1846. The removal of the original parapet and the substitution of an iron railing has detracted somewhat from its beauty."[3]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Weekly list of actions: 8/13/12 through 8/17/12". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Cheshire Railroad Stone Arch Bridge". Bridgehunter.com. 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cheshire Railroad Bridge, Keene NH". Keene Public Library Flickr photostream. May 19, 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
The bridge in 2013