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Granite Street Bridge (1851-1896)

Photo 

Granite Street Bridge 1851

Looking North. Top bridge-Courtesy Library of Congress. Collection number on photograph

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BH Photo #325610

Map 

Description 

Several Bridges have occupied this crossing. The first appears to have been a four span covered wooden deck truss, 1851-1896. The build date was taken from an old post card. The length is an estimate.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered deck truss bridge over Merrimack River on Granite St
Location
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 485.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.98532, -71.46943   (decimal degrees)
42°59'07" N, 71°28'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/298668/4762143 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manchester South
Inventory number
BH 67696 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Granite Street Bridge (Older)
Posted June 13, 2015, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

No worries, I think we're both on the same page and working to expand on and accurize the database...

Do know there are existing photos of the multiple incarnations of the Granite Street lost to high water, the challenge is finding one someone has not watermarked or falsely claimed as being copyright protected.

Here's a link to a watermarked shot > https://intownmanch.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/granitestbri...

Granite Street Bridge (Older)
Posted June 13, 2015, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Now which bridge are we discussing here?

In these two images the Granite Street is barely discernible though can be seen in the extreme distance.