June 22, 1998 - October 23, 1998

The bridge before restoration began...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The low stones in the foreground show the original height

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The large stones are original, anything above them have been added.

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The work begins...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The Platform

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The Coffer Dam

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The Cat-Walk 

Rebuilding the northeast wingwall...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Improving the drainage...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The new road bed...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

rebuilding the stone rail...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The timber rail approaches...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The "grand" re-opening October 23, 1998...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

The finished project...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Historical marker; Memorial Day 2001...

Abbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NHAbbott Bridge Restoration - Pelham, NH

Much of the information found in the Historical Town Sites section of this website was taken from the Reflections, A Pictorial History Of Pelham, New Hampshire 1746 - 1996, Published by The Pelham 250th Anniversary Committee, copyright 1998 and the Pelham 250th Anniversary Souvenir/Program Book, Published by The Pelham 250th Anniversary Committee, copyright 1996.  There are still copies of these books available at our On-Line Bookstore, as well as other historical books and records.

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