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BM - Sheldons Pond Bridge

Photo 

BM - Sheldons Pond Bridge

Photo from old postcard

BH Photo #485515

Map 

Description 

One of four wrought-iron viaducts on the former Manchester & Keene Railroad (later the B&M Keene Branch). No build date is listed in the 1938 abandonment proceedings, but based on the similar design to the Marlborough Trestle (http://bridgehunter.com/nh/cheshire/bh70441/), this structure was likely built around 1883-4. Also similar in design is the Alcott Trestle (http://bridgehunter.com/nh/hillsborough/bh70397/), located less than a mile to the east.

Some remaining stonework appears to be visible from Old Dublin Rd.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Sheldons Pond on Boston & Maine RR
Location
Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
Design
Inverted bowstring deck truss!?
Dimensions
Total length: 236.0 ft.
Also called
BM - Bridge 36.33 (Keene Branch)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.97155, -71.99606   (decimal degrees)
42°58'18" N, 71°59'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/255675/4762011 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Adjusted location, added length & description
  • November 14, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: truss type?
  • November 14, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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