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Borough Road Bridge

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Steel bridge carries Borough Road over the Smith River in Hill, NH. October 2008.

Looks like a concrete arch replaced the original stone arch and both were finally replaced with steel. They left the concrete arch in place.

Photo taken by David P. Timmins

BH Photo #125892

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Smith River on Borough Road in Hill
Location
Bristol, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, and Grafton County, New Hampshire
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch reinforced with a Bailey truss
Dimensions
Span length: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 38.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.56873, -71.74012   (decimal degrees)
43°34'07" N, 71°44'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/278732/4827578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bristol
Inventory number
BH 24980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2010)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
330

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • October 13, 2008: New photos from David P. Timmins

Sources 

  • David P. Timmins - grumpytimm [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth