Main Street Bridge
The bridge is one of approximately 40 concrete arch bridges extant in New Hampshire. It is one of 11 extant bridges built by Daniel B. Luten in New Hampshire between 1927-1931. Constructed in 1929, the bridge is the only example in the state of a two-span, reinforced concrete closed spandrel, multi-rib arch bridge built by Luten. The bridge is the eighth structure to span the Israels River at this location. The Main Street bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as part of the Downtown Commercial Historic District. The Main Street Bridge serves to unite two sections of the downtown commercial district which are separated by the Israels River.
- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Luten arch bridge over Israel River on US Hwys. 2 & 3 /Main Street
- Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built in 1929; Replaced 1990
- - Daniel B. Luten
- Luten Engineering Co.
- Luten arch
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
- Also called
- Israel River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.48833, -71.56833 (decimal degrees)
44°29'18" N, 71°34'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/295781/4929321 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 49921 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 26, 2011: Added by Jason Smith
- Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
- HAER NH-17 - Main Street Bridge, Spanning Israels River