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Bear Notch Swift River Bridge

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Description 

This bridge was a relatively young example of a concrete closed-spandrel deck arch bridge. The bridge was demolished & replaced with a UCEB in 2015. This was completely unnecessary considering the bridge's age and function. Bear Notch Road is a scenic mountain road that is only open during the summer months, as it is not plowed or otherwise maintained during the winter. This means that the corrosive effects of deicing salt were never applied to this bridge. The demolition of this bridge destroyed a small but important contributing resource to the overall scenic nature of this region.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Swift River on Bear Notch Road
Location
Carroll County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1961; demolished & replaced with UCEB in 2015
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.99681, -71.32612   (decimal degrees)
43°59'49" N, 71°19'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/313493/4874149 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
723
Inventory number
BH 89744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 28, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com