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Weirs Channel Bridge (1833) 29-01-P01x

Photo 

Reposted courtesy of weirsbeach.com

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BH Photo #333630

Map 

Description 

"The last covered wooden bridge over the Weirs Channel. The first had been built in 1804, at the cost of the life of a Captain Stephen Mead of the Weirs, who died from a fall from the bridge durings its construction. The second was built in 1833, when it became neccesary for the Winnipisiogee Steamboat company, owners of the Belknap, the first steamer on Winnipesaukee, to “raise and make such alterations in the Bridge at the Wares, at the outlet of the lake, as will be found Necessciry in order for the safe passage of the Said Boat over the falls at said outlet at all times.”"-weirsbeach.com

I would also add for anyone researching the Winnipesauke Lake area, particularly The Weirs, weirsbeach.com is a must see.

Facts 

Overview
1833 Wooden covered bridge over Lake Winnipesaukee on Main St
Location
Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced an 1804 covered bridge in order to create the clearence needed for the first ferry on the lake. The ferry "Belknap".
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60368, -71.45540   (decimal degrees)
43°36'13" N, 71°27'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/301831/4830785 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laconia
Inventory numbers
WGCB 29-01-P01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 68627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 29, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com