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BM - Bennington Covered Bridge

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BM - Bennington Covered Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #496401

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Description 

Built 1877; oldest covered railroad bridge still in service at the time that it burned in 1965. Approach trestles (likely newer than the covered span itself) remained in service while the river span was replaced by three steel stringers.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Contoocook River on Boston & Maine Hillsborough Branch
Location
Bennington, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1877
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.00600, -71.92733   (decimal degrees)
43°00'22" N, 71°55'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/261413/4765639 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 30, 2020: Added by Ian Martin

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