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Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178286

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

The bridge is named for Samuel Morey, an early inventor of steamships and resident of both Orford and Fairlee. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Connecticut River on NH 25A in Orford
Location
Grafton County, New Hampshire, and Orange County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937; rehabilitated 2002
Builders
- Hagen-Thibodeau Construction Co.
- John H. Wells (Designer)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 424.9 ft.
Total length: 433.7 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.90667, -72.13917   (decimal degrees)
43°54'24" N, 72°08'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/729727/4865485 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairlee
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
3,808
Inventory number
BH 24897 (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: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added builder and Orange County VT
  • September 12, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 7, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
  • September 21, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 11, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Connecticut River Bridge
Posted January 7, 2016, by Mike Garland

The name of this bridge is actually The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge.