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Green Bridge


Milford Truss Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


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BH Photo #147535


Street View 


Lost through truss bridge over Souhegan River on Bypassed Historic in Milford
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Built 1910 by Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1973; Demolished 2015
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Fabrication)
- John Williams Storrs (Design)
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 151.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bypassed Historic Bridge
Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.84254, -71.70810   (decimal degrees)
42°50'33" N, 71°42'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/278698/4746886 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 24941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • August 17, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • July 27, 2015: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is doomed. Scheduled for removal for safety reasons
  • June 11, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Designer.
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • October 13, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nashua Telegraph - Aug. 9, 2015
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net


Green Bridge
Posted October 15, 2015, by Mike Garland

I just uploaded some pictures of this beautiful bridge that my wife and I took when we visited New Hampshire from Oregon recently. These were taken on the 18th of July, 2015. We didn't know that it was going to be demolished, there were no signs stating this at the bridge. I'm glad we got to see it, it's a shame that this piece of history is now gone forever.

Green Bridge
Posted August 17, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Well its scrap metal now. Typical NH approach. Nearly all the Storrs truss bridges have been demolished in a 1-2 year period. So much for local significance!


Bypassed Historic Bridge
Posted July 27, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Jason, please provide citation and elaboration on your update. What safety reasons? What time schedule? I am curious to know more because this appears to be a pointless demolition and loss of a bridge that is important in New Hampshire Context.

Bypassed Historic Bridge
Posted April 9, 2007, by James Adorno (adorno423 [at] aol [dot] com)

This is known locally as the "Green Iron Truss". It's a quaint little bridge!