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Hopkinton Covered Railroad Bridge 29-07-07

Photos 

Contoocook Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #147511

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Steve Lux - Contoocook Riverway Association

Facts 

Overview
Double Lattice through truss bridge over Contoocook River on former Boston & Maine Railroad
Location
Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1889, Washed off abutments and restored 1936 & 1938; Abandoned 1962; Restored 1990
Builders
- David Hazelton (Carpenter)
- Jonathan Parker Snow (Engineer)
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Double Town Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 67.0 ft.
Total length: 140.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1980
Also called
BM - Hopkinton Covered Railroad Bridge
29-07-07
BM - Contoocook River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.22307, -71.71384   (decimal degrees)
43°13'23" N, 71°42'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/279596/4789162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopkinton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80000294 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 29-07-07 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 43488 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • November 13, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • October 28, 2014: New video from Will Truax
  • October 20, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added category "Double-trussed"
  • March 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Railroad"
  • December 18, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added Engineer/designer
  • September 11, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 17, 2011: New video from Will
  • April 2, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • October 12, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net