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Weirs Channel Bridge (1883)

Photos 

Reposted courtesy of weirsbeach.com

BH Photo #333631

Map 

Description 

"The steel truss bridge above, known as a lenticular truss bridge because of its curves that resemble a convex lens, was built over the Weirs Channel in 1883, at a cost of about $2000; but it was not built strong enough for the Laconia Street Railway trolley cars; and so it was replaced by the steel structure below in 1899."-weirsbeach.com

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

Facts 

Overview
1883 Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Lake Winnipesaukee on Mani St
Location
Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1833 covered bridge. Approximate cost was 2000.00 dollars
Design
Lenticular through truss
Also called
Weirs Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60371, -71.45546   (decimal degrees)
43°36'13" N, 71°27'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/301827/4830789 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laconia
Inventory number
BH 68645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

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