Nyhan Bridge (Lawrence, MA)

nyhanThe Nyhan Bridge is located on Salem Street and crosses over the railroad tracks. It was named after Charles F. Nyhan in December of 2006. Nyhan was a World War II veteran and worked at HP Hood for more than 25 years. He became assistant city clerk in 1959, later City Clerk, retiring in 1989. It was in this capacity that he will be remembered.

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  1. […] There have been two monuments on the Lawrence Common dedicated to the men and women who served during World War II. In 1944 the City dedicated a four-sided wooden monument with the names of 9,400 men and women then serving in the war effort. In 1947 after the first memorial fell down, the City decided on Leonard Craske, a Boston Sculptor, to create a fitting work for the sum of $20,000. The process had begun earlier with Gold Star Mothers and other relatives of the more than 300 war dead casting their vote on which of two sculptures would be the one used. Other Memorials throughout the City are dedicated to World War II servicemen: Bolis Brothers Paul Bongiorno Lionel B. Bourassa Lucien Bourgoin Frank A. Cain Andrew Callahan Campagnone Brothers Albert J. Carter, Jr. Jeremiah W. Cronin Demonaco Brothers Diodati Brothers Americo DiZazzo Albert Fargnoli Samuel Fiachino Louis Frodyma Joseph A. Gagnon Joseph Girgenti Sam Hatem Kater Brothers Thomas Kattar David “Buck” Lee John D. McDermott Philip J. Moore Joseph Pappalardo Raymond Perry Plainsmen Americo Sessa Julian J. Stopyra William A. Sullivan Leopoldo Tortora Van Doorne cousins Roland Vanderkerkove Bandstand Charles F. Nyhan […]

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