This is Rowell’s Bridge in Hopkinton, NH. It was built over the Contoocook River in 1853 by Horace Childs and his brothers Enoch and Warren at a cost of $300.25. The bridge is 154 feet or 47 meters long.
After it was built, someone drove a herd of cattle across it faster than was advisable moving the bridge off its abutments or foundation. It had to be brought back into place and then securely fastened.
Around 1930, a support pier was built under the center of the bridge. Unfortunately, it was built a bit too high. This caused the bridge to teeter back and forth like the wobbly table at a restaurant. The top layer of stones was removed from the pier correcting the problem.
The bridge was rebuilt in 1965 and then most recently rehabilitated in 1982. It is reportedly named for Abram (or Abraham) Rowell, an early resident of the area. I had previously photographed this bridge but was not happy with the image. I visted this one while in the same area as three other bridges.