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Tucker Toll Covered Bridge 45-13-54x / 29-03-22x

Photos 

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Photo provided by Keene Library & Historical Society of Chesire County

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BH Photo #269817

Description 

Named after Nathaniel Tucker, who funded the bridge. It had a covered walkway on the south side.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered Town Lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Bridge Street in Bellows Falls.
Location
Bellows Falls, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and Windham County, Vermont
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1840; Toll removed 1904; Replaced 1930
Builders
- Isaac Damon
- Lyman Kingsley
- Sanford Granger of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire
Design
Covered Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 262.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13534, -72.44009   (decimal degrees)
43°08'07" N, 72°26'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/708199/4779025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bellows Falls
Inventory numbers
WGCB 45-13-54x / 29-03-22x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 58737 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2022: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • February 2, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • February 1, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • October 31, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 2, 2018: New photo from David Shedlock
  • April 6, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • March 29, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected Pin location. Corrected counties
  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: County
  • November 9, 2013: Updated by Will Truax: Added builder
  • November 8, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • David Shedlock
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Tucker Toll Covered Bridge 45-13-54x / 29-03-22x
Posted March 7, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like the pin migrated north of where it should be. This bridge was located adjacent to the stone arch railroad bridge, and was replaced in 1930 by the Vilas Bridge. Thus it belongs in both Chesire County NH and Windham County, VT.

Here's a picture I found showing its location, you can see the arch rings of the railroad bridge in the backround.

http://lostnewengland.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/419_190...