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Contoocook Covered Bridge 29-07-63x

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey Copied By Clement Moran, Photographer July 22, 1935 South View

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #281398

Map 

Video 

Steve Lux - Contoocook Riverway Association

Description 

The Contoocook Covered Bridge, a Long truss, carried the main road to Hopkinton until 1935 when it was demolished.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey

Facts 

Overview
Lost Long through truss bridge over Contoocook River on Main Street/Park Avenue/Route 103
Location
Contoocook, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Removed as part of a WPA make-work project
History
Built 1853; Razed 1935
Builder
- Dutton Woods
Design
Long through truss - With double sidewalks , ska a Village bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 167.0 ft.
Also called
Contoocook Village Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.22298, -71.71414   (decimal degrees)
43°13'23" N, 71°42'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/279571/4789154 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopkinton
Inventory numbers
WGCB 29-07-63x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 60628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2014: New video from Will Truax
  • April 9, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HABS NH-21 - Contoocook Covered Bridge, Spanning Contoocook River, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, NH
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Contoocook Covered Bridge 29-07-63x
Posted October 28, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] ymail [dot] com)

I added and corrected some information, and embedded an eighty six year old video clip to the data page, and thought I'd also add a link to this background piece >

http://bridgewright.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/names-places-an...