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Durgin Bridge 
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           The Durgin Covered Bridge       

 

  In 1844 the first bridge was built on this site in Sandwich  .This bridge was named for James   Holmes Durgin who ran a grist mill nearby. The bridge was also a link in the Underground Slave Railroad  from Sandwich to North Conway.

  In 1869, Jacob Berry of North Conway, built the next; Durgin Bridge. It  is the fourth one on this site, the others being washed away in 1844, 1865 and 1869. &; The location of the Durgin Bridge is one and one-half miles north of N.H. Route 113, two miles east of North Sandwich Village on Durgin Road
spanning the Cold Riv
er.

         The Durgin Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

 

 

 

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