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Weirs Channel Bridge (1899)

Photos 

Reposted from Winnipesaukee.com-Rattlesnake Gal collection under Fair use-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

BH Photo #333634

Map 

Description 

"Above is the steel truss bridge that was built in 1899 over the Weirs Channel to carry electric trolley cars from Laconia to Weirs Beach. The trolley service continued until 1925."-weirsbeach.com

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

Facts 

Overview
1899 Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Winnipesaukee on Main St
Location
Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built to carry the Laconia trolley cars
Railroads
- Laconia Street Railroad
- Streetcar
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60380, -71.45557   (decimal degrees)
43°36'14" N, 71°27'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/301818/4830799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laconia
Inventory number
BH 68646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • July 30, 2015: New photos 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
  • Luke