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BM - Alcott Trestle

Photo 

Alcott Trestle, Hancock, NH

Alcott Trestle, Hancock, NH; from a c. 1905 postcard.

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BH Photo #344780

Map 

Description 

One of four wrought-iron viaducts on the former Manchester & Keene Railroad (later the B&M Keene Branch). No build date is listed in the 1938 abandonment proceedings, but based on the similar design to the Marlborough Trestle (http://bridgehunter.com/nh/cheshire/bh70441/), this structure was likely built around 1883-4. The line was abandoned and large structures removed in 1938 following damage from flooding.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge on B&M Keene Branch
Location
Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Total length: 346.0 ft.
Also called
BM - Bridge 35.91 (Keene Branch)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.97655, -71.99200   (decimal degrees)
42°58'36" N, 71°59'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/256026/4762555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peterborough North
Inventory number
BH 70397 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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