Bear Notch Swift River Bridge
This bridge was a relatively young example of a concrete closed-spandrel deck arch bridge. The bridge was demolished & replaced with a UCEB in 2015. This was completely unnecessary considering the bridge's age and function. Bear Notch Road is a scenic mountain road that is only open during the summer months, as it is not plowed or otherwise maintained during the winter. This means that the corrosive effects of deicing salt were never applied to this bridge. The demolition of this bridge destroyed a small but important contributing resource to the overall scenic nature of this region.
- Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Swift River on Bear Notch Road
- Carroll County, New Hampshire
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1961; demolished & replaced with UCEB in 2015
- Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.99681, -71.32612 (decimal degrees)
43°59'49" N, 71°19'34" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/313493/4874149 (zone/easting/northing)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
- Inventory number
- BH 89744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.1 (out of 100)
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- June 28, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel
- Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com