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Hooksett Footbridge

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Hooksett Footbridge

Oblique view from northwest quadrant

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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BH Photo #480067

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Description 

This modern Pratt truss bridge was constructed on the same piers as the original Lilac Bridge, which was demolished in 2017 due to its extensively deteriorated state. The site of this bridge (and its predecessor) is the original highway alignment at this crossing, before said alignment was shifted to the southwest in 1976 with the construction of the Hooksett Memorial (High-Rise) Bridge.

Despite being of modern construction, the unusual combination truss (half through truss) design distinguishes this bridge from many other similar-looking footbridges.

Facts 

Overview
Modern Pratt half-through truss bridge over Merrimack River on Pedestrian Walkway
Location
Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 2017 to replace previous Lilac Bridge
Design
Modern Pratt half-through truss. Sometimes referred to as a "combination truss", this unusual design is a through truss bridge that also had a significant portion of the truss structure located below the deck, making it a part deck truss as well
Also called
New Lilac Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.09582, -71.46332   (decimal degrees)
43°05'45" N, 71°27'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/299526/4774401 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

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Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com