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Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge 29-10-01

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Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147627

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Description 

The Kenyon Bridge is an extraordinarily well-preserved example of a multiple kingpost covered bridge by noted builder James F. Tasker. -- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingspost through truss covered bridge over Mill Brook next to Town House Road in Cornish
Location
Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1881; rehabilitated 1963
Builders
- Arnold M Graton Associates Inc of Ashland, New Hampshire (1963 rehabilitation)
- James Tasker of Claremont, New Hampshire
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.9 ft.
Total length: 92.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 6.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1978
Also called
Kenyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46298, -72.35342   (decimal degrees)
43°27'47" N, 72°21'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/714095/4815632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Claremont North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78000223 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 29-10-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 25035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2006)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • November 28, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • February 15, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 18, 2011: Photos imported by James Baughn
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge and bridge is on the National Register

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER NH-40 - Kenyon Bridge, Spanning Mill Brook, Town House Road, Cornish City, Sullivan County, NH
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Loxton