Fitch’s Bridge, a Groton landmark fallen into disrepair, was pulled off its foundations last Friday by contractors acting on a town mandate to remove the old span and replace it with a new bridge for hikers and riders. Two Groton photographers, David Pitkin and Ralph Wiechmann, covered the demolition work.
The new bridge is expected to be put into service in about 90 days.
A previous article in The Groton Line discusses the history of the bridge:
Fitch"s Bridge: A Historic Trail Connection Across the Nashua River
January 22, 2013
A panoramic view of Fitch’s Bridge — Photo by David Pitkin
Fitch’s Bridge, in one form or another, had allowed people, horses, and goods to cross the Nashua River for over 200 years until it was closed in 1965.