ONEG RESCUES BLOCKS LEFT FROM THE HISTORIC DRAKESIDE ROAD TRESTLE BRIDGE, HAMPTON, NH
Since the early 1800s, there has been a passion for everything about the railroads including their bridges. The Eastern Railroad which began in the 1830s, followed the coastline and connected Boston to Maine and had many bridges along its trail. Though the Eastern Railroad suffered a financial decline in the late 1880s it was eventually acquired by the B&M Railroad. Many of the rails no longer stayed in use and the abandoned historic bridges were left behind. One abandoned rail and bridge included the historic Drakeside Road Trestle Bridge in Hampton, New Hampshire.
In 2010, the State of New Hampshire removed the Drakeside Road Trestle Bridge, but crews left the granite abutments. The Town of Hampton had been soliciting the State of New Hampshire to remove the bridge and abutments in order to widen the roadway especially for emergency vehicles. Olde New England Granite was selected as the recipient to head up the repurposing of this historic block material.
As a result, Olde New England Granite now has over 100 – 24″ dimensional granite blocks. This block material is ready for repurposing in all your landscape and hardscape applications.
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