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Northern Rail Trail - Sucker Brook Bridge

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Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in July 2015

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BH Photo #332593

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Street View 

Description 

Joseph Brown and Boston John Clark are credited with building the stone abutments for many of the Bridges on this line as well as the Bristol Branch. They also receive credit for setting the stones for the turntable in Franklin. The original bridge here was most likely a timber stringer built ca. 1847. The current bridge at this crossing appears to be a slab built ca. 1930.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Sucker Brook on BMRR/Northern Rail Trail
Location
Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
built ca 1847-Roconstructed/Replaced probably several times untill this bridge ca 1930
Builders
- "Boston" John Clark (Contractor)
- Joseph Brown (Stonemason and Contractor)
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Boston John Clark's Hog Back Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46709, -71.71145   (decimal degrees)
43°28'02" N, 71°42'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/280671/4816257 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Franklin
Inventory number
BH 68374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com