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Sugar River Trail - Pier Railroad Covered Bridge 29-10-03#2

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Pier Covered Bridge

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Description 

One of two remaining Railroad covered bridges in the vicinity (Wright's is the other)over the Sugar River. Built in 1907 to replaced an earlier bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Sugar River on Sugar River Trail
Location
Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Preserved for Rail-trail usage
History
Built in 1907 by the Boston & Maine Railroad to replace an earlier covered bridge.
Builder
- Jonathan Parker Snow (Engineer)
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Double Lattice (2 trusses side-by-side)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 216.5 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Chandler Station Covered Bridge
BM - Claremont & Concord Bridge No. 49.09
Pier Railroad Covered Bridge
29-10-03 #2
BM - Claremont & Concord Bridge No. 176
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.36195, -72.24107   (decimal degrees)
43°21'43" N, 72°14'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/723556/4804707 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Inventory numbers
WGCB 29-10-03 #2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 50594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • November 18, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • April 26, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • December 18, 2011: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Loxton