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Cold River Bridge

Description 

Some sources attribute builder as James Otis Follett of Jamaica, VT

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Cold River on NH 123 in Walpole
Location
Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Status
Lost October, 2005 and replaced.
History
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1975; destroyed 2005
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.12167, -72.42639   (decimal degrees)
43°07'18" N, 72°25'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/709361/4777541 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Walpole
Inventory number
BH 24836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2022: Updated by Chester Gehman: Minor additions
  • October 31, 2010: Updated by Steve: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Cold River Bridge
Posted November 17, 2008, by David P. Timmins (grumpytimm [at] yahoo [dot] com)

From newspaper, October 2008:

The new Route 123 bridge over the Cold River in Walpole opened to traffic yesterday, the state Department of Transportation has announced.

The concrete bridge replaces a twin stone arch bridge that was destroyed by flooding in October 2005.

In addition to the new bridge, the intersection of Route 123 and Brewery Road has been reconfigured.

Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp. of Walpole is the contractor for the $1.56 million project.