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The Crossroads Bridge

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The Crossroads Bridge

View of both bridges from Kimball Drive

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in March 2020

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BH Photo #469091

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Description 

While this bridge does not appear to be significant when driving over it, it is highly recommended that one take the journey underneath the bridges to fully appreciate the scenic views of the river that can be achieved. Take exit 10 from the highway (just north of the bridges), make a left turn at the bottom of the ramp, make another left onto Goonan Road followed by a third left onto Kimball Drive immediately after. Kimball Drive is a dead-end street but will take you directly underneath both bridges. When there is no snow on the ground, there is a pull-off area available.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Merrimack River & Railroad on Interstate 93 (Alan B. Shepard Highway)
Location
Manchester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
Twin span bridge built 1976; SB bridge rehabiliated 2011; NB bridge rehabilitated 2013
Design
Steel stringer with plate girder approach span over railroad tracks
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 228.0 ft.
Total length: 826.0 ft.
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Also called
Interstate 93 Bridge
Merrimack River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04088, -71.46076   (decimal degrees)
43°02'27" N, 71°27'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/299556/4768292 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88779 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

Sources 

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