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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #275093

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Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Ware River on Bridge Street in Hardwick
Location
Gilbertville, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1887; rehabilitated 1987
Design
Covered Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.9 ft.
Total length: 139.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1986
Also called
Gilbertville Bridge
Gilbertville Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31014, -72.21214   (decimal degrees)
42°18'37" N, 72°12'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/729768/4687976 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ware
Inventory numbers
MA H08012 (Massachusetts bridge number)
NRHP 86001006 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB MA-14-01/MA-08-04 (21-14-01/21-08-04) (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 19477 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
259

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • January 9, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Loxton