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Main Street Bridge

Photos 

View East, West Elevation, Dam In Foreground.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #218597

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Lost Luten arch bridge over Israel River on US Hwys. 2 & 3 /Main Street
Location
Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1929; Replaced 1990
Builders
- Daniel B. Luten
- Luten Engineering Co.
Design
Luten arch
Dimensions
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:
Lancaster
Inventory number
BH 49921 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER NH-17 - Main Street Bridge, Spanning Israels River