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Newcastle-Rye Bridge

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Little Harbor Bridge

New Hampshire

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #291118

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Little Harbor on NH 1B in New Castle
Location
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement
History
Built 1942; rehabilitated 1975
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Little Harbor Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.05861, -70.72861   (decimal degrees)
43°03'31" N, 70°43'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/359236/4768773 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kittery
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
3,803
Inventory number
BH 25013 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added imagery, Newcastle is one word
  • December 4, 2020: Updated by Douglas Butler: All photos should be forward not upside down and sideways
  • December 3, 2020: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 18, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge is doomed but (at least for now) remains open to traffic
  • April 13, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 14, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 2, 2011: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke