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Dalton Deck Truss Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147751

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Facts 

Overview
Bypassed Pratt deck truss bridge over Connecticut River on former Gilman Rd in Dalton
Location
Dalton, Coos County, New Hampshire, and Essex County, Vermont
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1928 by the Berlin Construction Co.; Bypassed in 1997
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Three-span steel Pratt deck truss with stringer approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 546.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Connecticut River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.41056, -71.72250   (decimal degrees)
44°24'38" N, 71°43'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/283234/4921079 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gilman
Inventory number
BH 24864 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2007)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that this bridge is no longer open for pedestrians. Added pictures
  • October 16, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added bridge builder

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com