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B&M - Franklin Covered Bridge

Photos 

Reposted from lostbridges.org-Bill Caswell Collection under Fair use-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

BH Photo #334097

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates. "Railroad #213. This bridge was built for the Franklin and Tilton Railroad. During the bridge's construction, part was washed away and construction needed to be started over. The first freight train passed over the bridge on December 5, 1890. Its center pier was destroyed by flooding in 1936, making it unsafe for trains. The bridge and that portion of the line were abandoned. Often used by pedestrians, it finally collapsed."-lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered bridge over Merrimack River on Boston & Maine Railroad
Location
Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1890; Center pier lost 1936; Collapsed 1945
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Franklin & Tilton Railroad
Dimensions
Total length: 297.0 ft.
Also called
B&M - Merrimack River Bridge
Franklin & Tilton - Franklin Covered Bridge
Franklin Junction Bridge
Franklin & Tilton - Merrimack River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.42223, -71.65187   (decimal degrees)
43°25'20" N, 71°39'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/285332/4811120 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Franklin
Inventory numbers
WGCB 29-07-50x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 68774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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