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Walpole-Westminster Bridge


View South. North Elevation - Walpole Span, Link Span, And Westminster Span.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #212170


Lost plate girder bridge over Connecticut River on Nh123
Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and Windham County, Vermont
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1910 by Walsh's Holyoke Steam Boiler Works; Rehabilitated 1933; Replaced 1989
- Joseph R. Worchester of Boston, Massachusetts (Design)
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Steel supplier)
- Walsh's Holyoke Steam Boiler Works of Holyoke, Massachusetts
Continuous pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 173.0 ft.
Total length: 448.3 ft.
Deck width: 19.3 ft.
Also called
Walpole Village Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.08417, -72.43306   (decimal degrees)
43°05'03" N, 72°25'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/708946/4773359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 27, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • September 4, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

Related Bridges 



Walpole-Westminster Bridge
Posted September 15, 2013, by Steven W Lindsey (SteveLindsey60 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As a reporter for a Walpole weekly, I interviewed the man that bought the sections back in the 90s. He wanted to gain access to an island across some wetlands, but couldn't get the town to approve of his plans.

Walpole-Westminster Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Will (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan - I can tell you there is a very similar Plate Girder in Campton which carries traffic over the Pemi,and does not seem to be in this inventory.

I am in town with some frequency, (though distracted at the moment) and will try to find out more.

Walpole-Westminster Bridge
Posted September 4, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The HAER documentation for this bridge says that it was made prior to the "planned removal / partial reconstruction of the existing structure in Campton, NH" I am unsure what part of the bridge was reconstructed or exactly where in Campton any part of this bridge was moved to. Anyone with information is encouraged to post that information here.