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Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10

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Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147631

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered multiple Kingspost through truss bridge over Blow-Me-Down Brook on Lang Road in Cornish
Location
Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1877 by James Tasker; rehabilitated 2002
Builder
- James Tasker of Claremont, New Hampshire
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1978
Also called
Bayless Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.51694, -72.37361   (decimal degrees)
43°31'01" N, 72°22'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/712273/4821574 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Hartland
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78000220 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 37.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
20

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures. Noted builder
  • December 2, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • February 15, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 12, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added name.
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Wikipedia
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10
Posted September 7, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Classic Holth at it's finest!

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10
Posted September 7, 2016, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

You might have a bit of a time setting that contraption up without arousing suspicion Nathan. You should know that folks up in these parts try to look out for our covered bridges ;)

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10
Posted September 7, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The Blow Me Down Bridge? Really? OK! We can do that...