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NEGS - Pemigewasset River Bridge (Ashland)

Photos 

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2015

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BH Photo #327148

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Pemigewasset River on New England Southern Railroad
Location
Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Hobo Railroad (HBX)
- New England Southern Railroad (NEGS)
- Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (PLRR)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
B&M White Mountain Division Bridge 47.35
PLLR - Pemigewasset River Bridge
B&M White Mountain Division Bridge 46
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.70779, -71.65449   (decimal degrees)
43°42'28" N, 71°39'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/286132/4842843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashland
Inventory number
BH 64836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 6, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 18, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

NEGS - Pemigewasset River Bridge (Ashland)
Posted July 27, 2020, by Mary Cooney (mrcooney464 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction to previous message. The bridge burned in 1902

NEGS - Pemigewasset River Bridge (Ashland)
Posted July 25, 2020, by Mary Cooney (mrcooney464 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wish you had a picture of this previously covered RR bridge. I have been searching for an old photo before the fire in 1901. I have an article about the fire and reconstruction (there are pictures)which produced a working bridge in 5 hours less than 1 week according to my grandfather's diary. He was the Chief Train Dispatcher for the B&M at the time stationed in Woodsville, NH. The pictures of the current bridge are beautiful and show its construction very well. Also, I don't see offhand the length of the bridge.