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Smith River Road Bridge

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Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2015

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BH Photo #327992

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Description 

One of three very similar pony plate girder bridges built in 1937-41 to carry NH 104 over the Smith River between Danbury and Bristol. When NH 104 was rerouted on a new alignment in the 1970s, this bridge remained on the old Smith River Road for local access.

Facts 

Overview
1941 Pony/through plate girder bridge over Smith River on Smith River Road (former NH 104)
Location
Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941; reconstructed 2001
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Skew angle
33 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.54074, -71.82052   (decimal degrees)
43°32'27" N, 71°49'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/272125/4824731 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danbury
Inventory numbers
005801240014600
BH 67415 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2015: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add description, related bridges, NBI data
  • June 9, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 20, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com