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Old Elm Brook Bridge

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Description 

There was originally a stone arch bridge crossing Elm Brook at this location, just south of Echo Lake State Park. When the bridge existed, this was the primary alignment of the highway running between downtown Conway and the White Mountain National Forest. The bridge at this location collapsed at an unknown date, likely at least in part due to flooding. West Side Road was subsequently rerouted around the location, with the old alignment being accessed via a short connector that also serves as the main entrance to Echo Lake State Park. The bridge collapse most certainly did not happen recently, as there is little evidence of the former road alignment today, with the exception of the abrupt dead-end of the road south of Echo Lake Park and a few remnants visible in the creek.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Elm Brook on Old West Side Road/Elm Brook Road
Location
North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
Status
Collapsed with no replacement built. A few structure remnants remain
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.05150, -71.15645   (decimal degrees)
44°03'05" N, 71°09'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/327256/4879853 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89675 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,913)
Carroll County, New Hampshire (48)
Collapsed (370)
Deck arch (11,158)
Lost (23,915)
New Hampshire (644)
North Conway, New Hampshire (5)
Stone arch (2,978)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

Sources 

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