Windham Life and Times – May 15, 2015

Bridges Across Beaver Brook in Windham

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Early Bridge across Beaver brook. Image Courtesy of Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

There are three major crossing points in Windham across Beaver Brook. The Mammoth Road bridge crossing is shown in the two photographs above. The brook also happens to be the town line between Windham and Londonderry. Mammoth Road was a toll highway, built in 1831, that ran from Hooksett to Lowell. On the left the old wooden span has been replaced with a metal bridge. The second crossing, again on the border between Windham and Londonderry was at Kendall Mills. This bridge stood in front of the dam that created Kendall Pond. The two photographs at the bottom show this crossing. The third bridge is located on Bridle Bridge Road. This road, before it was bypassed, was once the main route to Nashua and again was at the border between Windham and Hudson.

New metal bridge at the same location on Mammoth Road

New metal bridge at the same location on Mammoth Road

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