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Notre Dame Bridge (original)


View Of South Elevation Of Notre Dane Bridge, Showing Causeway, Steel Arch, And Eastbound Lane Of New Bridge Under Construction, Paralleling Causeway, Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #160905



Steel Arch bridge over Merrimack River on Bridge Street in Manchester
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936; replaced 1988
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Arute Brothers
- J.F. Fitzgerald Co.
- J.R. Fitzgerald Co.
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 444.0 ft.
Total length: 1,459.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.99420, -71.46938   (decimal degrees)
42°59'39" N, 71°28'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/298701/4763130 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manchester South
Inventory number
BH 44766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2016: New photo from David P. Timmins
  • June 7, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 4, 2010: Added by Robert Stephenson

Related Bridges 


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER NH-14 - Notre Dame Bridge, Spanning Merrimack River on Bridge Street, Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David P. Timmins - grumpytimm [at] yahoo [dot] com


Notre Dame Bridge
Posted November 15, 2013, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Have a look at image 25 - The McGregor should have a data page all its own.

The Notre Dame, a bridge I had long crossed with regularity was the first large historic bridge I remember being lost. Largely because the long fight to save it played out on my local front, it was the spark that made me aware of the Preservation Community.

Perhaps of interest to some, a history I compiled of this crossing - http://bridgewright.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/a-riddles-answe...