Aquedoctan Stone Bridge
The Aquedoctan Stone Bridge was built in 1932. The bridge is actually a “concrete closed-spandrel deck arch bridge”. It is not made entirely of stone, but is a concrete bridge with stone facing. The spandrel sides of the semi-elliptical arch are solid concrete, thus the spandrels (the nearly triangular spaces aside the outer curves of the arch) are closed in.
The granite facing was obtained from the John Swenson Granite quarry in Concord. It was “Ashlar Cut”, which means that the stone was cut to have a smooth, even facing with square sides. The granite facing was installed by Joseph Comolli, a Concord granite contractor.
Views looking North towards Weirs Bay
The Aquedoctan Stone Bridge in the mid 1930’s. Note the Victorian street lighting. The steel bridge to the Endicott Rock monument seen here was gone by 1938.
The Aquedoctan Stone Bridge in the mid-1930’s. In this white border postcard, the steel bridge to the Endicott Rock Monument is visible, thereby dating the postcard to 1937 or earlier.
The Aquedoctan Stone Bridge in the 1940’s. In this old linen postcard, the Uncle Sam mailboat is passing underneath the bridge.