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BM - Hillsborough Covered Bridge

Photos 

NH 03C 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman August, 1983

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BH Photo #376929

Map 

Description 

A two-span Town-Pratt lattice truss single track railroad bridge with pedestrian walkway. Abandoned in 1979, it was burned by arsons in 1985.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Contoocook River on Boston & Maine RR
Location
Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Status
Destroyed by arsonists in 1985
History
Built 1903; Pier washed out 1938; Abandoned 1979; Destroyed 1985.
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
Design
Town-Pratt lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 219.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1975
Also called
29-06-01#2
Hillsborough Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.11301, -71.89510   (decimal degrees)
43°06'47" N, 71°53'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/264451/4777433 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillsboro
Inventory numbers
NRHP 75000126 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 29-06-01#2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 61397 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Boston & Maine Railroad", "Railroad"
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added category "HAER documented"

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com