Abbott Bridge Historical Marker and Site – Pelham, New Hampshire

In 1836 President Andrew Jackson sent a surplus of federal funds back to the states. Pelham received $3,800 on March 14, 1837 and voted to construct a bridge over Beaver Brook. The bridge was called South Bridge but because of its close proximity to the Abbott family farm it also became known as Abbott Bridge. The bridge was built without mortar and is sustained by the precise shaping of its arched stones.