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Chesterfield-Brattleboro Bridge


1937 Chesterfield-Brattleboro Steel Arch Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009


BH Photo #147581


Street View 


The bridge won the 1937 Award of Merit from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as the "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" in Class C.


Steel through arch bridge over Connecticut River on former Hwy 9 in Chesterfield
Brattleboro, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and Windham County, Vermont
Open to Pedestrians
Built 1937 by Bethlehem Steel Co.; Bypassed in 2003
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Fabricators)
- John H. Wells (Designer)
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 419.0 ft.
Total length: 440.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.88389, -72.55167   (decimal degrees)
42°53'02" N, 72°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/699939/4750828 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 24833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Riveted", "Preserved"
  • November 23, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 20, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • September 11, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 5, 2010: New photo from Ian Ligget
  • July 29, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee

Related Bridges 


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ian Ligget
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Chesterfield-Brattleboro Bridge
Posted December 17, 2012, by lorraine scrivani (lorrainesky [at] yahoo [dot] com)

For more information about the Justice Harlan Fiske Stone

Arch Bridge and the Chesterfield Arch Bridge Society, please post web site


thank you


Chesterfield-Brattleboro Bridge
Posted January 3, 2011, by Lorraine scrivani (lorrainesky [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Please include the attached copy of the plaque that was placed on the bridge at the dedication ceremony on

Sept 12, 2010


Chesterfield-Brattleboro Bridge
Posted September 3, 2010, by lorraine scrivani (lorrainesky [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A dedication ceremony will be held on the bridge on Sunday, Sept 12, 2010 at 2PM.

A plaque will be placed on the bridge which has been named for Justice Harlan Fiske Stone

Bypassed NH / VT 9 Connecticut River Bridge
Posted April 1, 2010, by lorraine scrivani (lorrainesky [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge has been named for Justice Harlan Fiske Stone

(see HB1418) 2010 and signed by Gov.Lynch.

The Arch Bridge Preservation & Beautification Society is working to turn the bridge into an attraction by placing flowers and benches on the bridge.

Several articles have appeared in the "Keene Sentinel" and the "Brattleboro Reformer" regarding this project.

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