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US 4 Connecticut River Bridge (2014)


Connecticut River US-4 Temporary Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2015


BH Photo #325328

Street View 


Dimensions are estimates


Bailey/Acrow pony truss bridge over Connecticut River Bridge on US 4
White River Junction, Grafton County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont
Removed but not replaced
- Acrow Corporation of America of Parsippany, New Jersey
Bailey/Acrow pony truss
Total length: 449.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.65061, -72.31447   (decimal degrees)
43°39'02" N, 72°18'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/716573/4836572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 67670 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Updated status. Both this and the historic truss bridge are gone, replaced by a modern bridge.
  • May 23, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 18, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges 


  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com


US4 Connecticut River Bridge (Temporary)
Posted November 10, 2016, by Tom Boggs (boggsmack67 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

So, was it even necessary to add a temporary modern bridge to site dedicated to historic bridges?

Kinda waters things down unfortunately!

US4 Connecticut River Bridge (Temporary)
Posted November 10, 2016, by Randy Needham (RNeedham [at] Acrow [dot] com)

It certainly was an Acrow Bridge. I work for Acrow. Here's a link to the case history on our website: http://acrow.com/acrow-case-study/temporary-multi-span-panel...

Connecticut River US-4 Bridge (Temporary)
Posted May 25, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

My understanding is that Acrow modular bridges are essentially Bailey truss bridges, updated and simplified. They call them the "Third Generation" which I assume means an improvement over the original Bailey M2 Model. Basically Bailey 3.0. From BridgeWeb.com:

The 700XS Acrow Panel Bridging system is the third generation of improvements beyond the original, world-renowned Bailey Bridge. Briefly, the design of the new 700XS System has produced a lighter bridge comprised of fewer components with a truss that is 50% taller than alternate panel bridges and, as a result, 50% stronger in bending and 20% stronger in shear.

Connecticut River US-4 Bridge (Temporary)
Posted May 24, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Does anyone else thing this looks like an Acrow bridge rather than Bailey?