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Brattleboro-Chesterfield Suspension Bridge (Old)

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Chesterfield NH suspension bridge. Destroyed by a flood 1936.

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Suspension bridge over Connecticut River
Location
Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Status
Destroyed by flooding; Bridge is still underwater
History
Built 1889 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Destroyed by flooding 1936; divers located bridge 2012
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Wrought iron Suspension Bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 320.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.88202, -72.55126   (decimal degrees)
42°52'55" N, 72°33'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/699978/4750622 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64259 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted Builder
  • November 26, 2014: New video from Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • reformer.com - News story on finding bridge (with old photo)
  • Angelfire.com - Old photos and photos of the underwater find
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com