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The George Washington Society
Verified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Help us build a replica of the historic "Old North Bridge" currently located in Concord, Massachusetts in a Lavender Field on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
This classic "Landmark" will be used to teach the first days of our Revolutionary War history by telling the compelling stories of the "Battle at Concord Bridge" and the fight on "Lexington Green" on the grounds of the George Washington Inn, Port Angeles, WA.
JOIN THE FIGHT FOR THE CONCORD BRIDGE - PACIFIC NORTHWEST STYLE!
The National Park Service has provided the latest engineering plans for the current Concord Bridge. These plans were the basis for reproducing the bridge to the closest degree in size and overall dimensions and configured for its current location.
The project has three funding phases which will need to happen in sequence and as soon as possible;
- $4,000 will purchase the rough sawn Doug Fir timbers & 12"/14" GRK Timber Screws.
- $3,200 will purchase the rough milled Redwood planking & 8"/10" GRK Timber Screws.
- $2,800 will purchase the rough sawn Cedar railings & 4"/6" GRK Timber Screws.
Volunteers of the George Washington Inn and the 2nd Connecticut Regiment of Militia will assemble the bridge prior to the NW Colonial Festival. This event is scheduled this summer (July 15-19, 2015) on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This public event coincides with the Lavender Weekend. All lumber for the project is sourced and ready for processing and delivery.
The "Old North Bridge" on April 19, 1775 is considered the first offensive action by Colonial Militia in the American War for Independence.
Events of that early April morning in 1775 turned loyal Colonial Englishmen into American Patriots in the Townships of Lexington and Concord and ignited a world war.
The story of Lexington and Concord should be shared with and experienced by every student of American History and every Citizen.
Contribute to your own "Fight for the Concord Bridge" by giving your financial support to help share the story of our fight for Liberty and Independence.
"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world."
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the public have access to the bridge?
Yes, the bridge will be available to the public and for educational use.
Who will actually own the replica Concord Bridge?
The replica will be owned/maintained by the non-profit - "The George Washington Society".