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Main Street bridge between Webster and Dudley

Main Street bridge between Webster and Dudley

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Title:
Main Street bridge between Webster and Dudley
Description:
Connecting the Main Streets of Webster and Dudley, sometimes called "The Great Bridge", this keystone arch stone bridge was constructed in 1868. The granite stones for the bridge were quarried out of the ledge on the Merino Village (Dudley) side of the French River. The first stone was laid on September 28, 1868 by H.H. Stevens, founder of Stevens Linen Mill. The old Central Turnpike passed over this bridge. The cost of the bridge was $12,000, the cost split evenly by the towns of Webster and Dudley.
Date:
[ca. 1890–1920]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Chester C. Corbin Public Library
Collection (local):
Local History Collection
Subjects:
Webster (Mass.)
Dudley (Mass.)
French River (Mass. and Conn.)
Bridges--Massachusetts--Webster
Bridges--Massachusetts--Dudley
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Webster
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Dudley
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Notes:
Part of the local history collection of the Chester C. Corbin Public Library, Webster, Massachusetts
Identifier:
main_st_bridge_between_webster_and_dudley