The River Path, by Haverhill sculptor Dale Rogers, was brought to downtown Haverhill with the goal of connecting historic downtown with the mighty Merrimack River that runs through it.
The piece features two sweeping arcs made of different kinds of steel. One arc represents Haverhill’s hills and is made of COR-TEN steel. The other arc is stainless steel, with a swirled finish representing the shimmering water of the Merrimack River. This arc bears an excerpt from the John Greenleaf Whittier poem “The River Path.”
The sculpture links a Haverhill visual artist, Dale Rogers, with a Haverhill literary artist, John Greenleaf Whittier, in a very visual and very prominent presentation.