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Valley Cross Road Bridge


Wildcat Brook Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009


BH Photo #147456

Street View 


Parker pony truss bridge over Wildcat Brook on Valley Cross Road in Jackson
Jackson, Carroll County, New Hampshire
Open to traffic
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1983
Pin-connected parker pony truss
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 9.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Fairview Bridge
Wildcat Brook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.15249, -71.17967   (decimal degrees)
44°09'09" N, 71°10'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/325693/4891119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 43487 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • June 2, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Wooden deck", "5-panel truss"
  • October 16, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 11, 2009: Added by C Hanchey


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford


Valley Cross Road Bridge
Posted October 16, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Based on the photo added, this is not a lenticular and is just a parker truss... and also has had load-bearing stringers added under it.

Valley Cross Road Bridge
Posted October 12, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It looks like the original plaque was removed and replaced with the 1905 plaque. I have seen a lot of these from bridge relocation projects. They certainly don't merit the same recognition as the original builder, and should have put it in another location.

Valley Cross Road Bridge
Posted October 12, 2009, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a pin-connected lenticular pony truss constructed by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut. It contains their trademark railing design on the sidewalk. The NBI given 1905 date is incorrect, because this company was absorbed by the American Bridge Company in 1900. 1905 may refer to a rehab or relocation date.