The Salmon River project lies along the right bank of the Salmon River, principally in the western limits of Colchester and continuing a short distance downstream into East Hampton.
The project, a retaining wall of precast concrete blocks resting on concrete footing, reduces erosion along a 250-foot stretch of the north riverbank. It protects Brown’s Mill Road in Colchester and the right abutment of the Old Comstock Covered Bridge in East Hampton, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The wall was designed to enhance the theme presented by the historical covered bridge setting.
The Salmon River project is a small project designed to prevent streambank erosion, and was built under Section 14 of the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program. It was constructed between May-September 1982, and cost $246,500.