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Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge, Orford

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The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge is a historic bridge that carries New Hampshire Route 25A across the Connecticut River, connecting Orford, New Hampshire, and Fairlee, Vermont. This steel through-arch bridge was built in 1937-38 to replace an older wooden bridge damaged by flooding in 1936. It spans 432 feet, stands about 35 feet above the river, and its arches rise 85 feet above the roadway. The bridge rests on poured concrete abutments that have a light Art Deco or Moderne styling. The bridge is named for Samuel Morey, an early inventor of steamships and resident of both Orford and Fairlee. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

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Bridge Street
Orford, NH 03777