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ST - Contoocook River Bridge (S)

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Contoocook River B&M Railroad Bridge 80_06

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in May 2015

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BH Photo #325344

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Description 

Dimensions are estimates. This bridge replaced a covered wooden bridge at this location. The covered bridge was disassembled in September 1919 and this bridge was in place in June 1920

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Contoocook River on Springfield Terminal Railway
Location
Merrimack County, New Hampshire
History
built june 1920
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Guilford Rail System (GRS)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 154.0 ft.
Total length: 154.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
BM - Contoocook River Bridge (S)
Contoocook River B&M Railroad Bridge 80.06
B&M New Hampshire Division Main Line Bridge 80.06
B&M New Hampshire Division Main Line Bridge 12
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.28655, -71.58992   (decimal degrees)
43°17'12" N, 71°35'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/289878/4795893 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Penacook
Inventory number
BH 67673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added date and edited description
  • May 24, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 18, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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