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Clark's Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #218705

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built in 1904 to span the Winooski River in Barre VT on the Barre short line, this bridge (and its associated railroad) were abandoned in 1960. It was dismantled and moved to Clarks Trading post in North Woodstock New Hampshire where it was reassembled in 1965 over the Pemigewasset River on the Clarks short line railroad. It is the only known covered railroad bridge that is still in active use.

Facts 

Overview
Howe through truss bridge over Pemigewasset River on White Mountain Central Railroad
Location
Lincoln, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904; Abandoned 1960; dismantled and moved 1965
Railroads
- Montpelier & Barre Railroad (M&B)
- Montpelier & Wells River Railroad
- White Mountain Central Railroad (WMC)
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 116.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.6 ft.
Also called
Pinsley Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.05151, -71.68779   (decimal degrees)
44°03'05" N, 71°41'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/284692/4881106 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lincoln
Inventory number
BH 49924 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 22, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 28, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added history & dimensions
  • September 11, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected map
  • October 26, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER NH-39 - Clark's Bridge, Spanning Pemigewasset River at Clark's Trading Post, Lincoln, Grafton, NH
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net