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Hampton River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in September 2005

BH Photo #195610

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Hampton River on NH 1A in Hampton
Location
Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement. Section 106 Review in progress.
History
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1984
Design
Single leaf deck plate girder bascule.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 94.2 ft.
Total length: 1,199.2 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Hampton Harbor Bridge
Neil R Underwood Memorial Bridge
Seabrook-Hampton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.89611, -70.81639   (decimal degrees)
42°53'46" N, 70°48'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/351698/4750878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hampton
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
8,959
Inventory number
BH 25012 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Bascule (1,038)
Built 1949 (390)
Built during 1940s (3,910)
Deck girder (5,083)
Doomed (1,060)
Girder (9,206)
Have street view (25,495)
Movable (2,861)
NR-eligible (4,014)
Navigable waterway (2,093)
New Hampshire (592)
Open (38,273)
Owned by state (15,203)
Plate girder (7,011)
Rockingham County, New Hampshire (39)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,187)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,744)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2019: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • June 3, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 20, 2015: New photos from Michael Miller
  • August 14, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • March 21, 2011: New photo from Doug Kerr

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Hampton River Bridge
Posted November 12, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

According to NHDOT, the previous bridge at this location was called the Mile Long Bridge, and as can be seen in this photo, was timber.