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.
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 River.
The Durgin Bridge is listed on the National Register of