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Sandown-Danville Exeter River Bridge


Sandown-Danville Exeter River Bridge

Distant elevation from road bridge, looking north

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in June 2020


BH Photo #473840



This bridge is one of two crossings of the Exeter River on the Rockingham Recreational Trail. This bridge is the less significant of the two bridges, with the other bridge being a through plate girder bridge further east at Fremont that appears to have once been a railroad bridge. This bridge appears to have been constructed for the purposes of the trail but also appears to have incorporated the superstructure from a previous bridge, given that the steel girders do not appear to be prefabricated materials typically used when building new pedestrian bridges today. This bridge retains a wooden/timber deck and offers some spectacular views of the river and surrounding wetlands. The bridge runs directly parallel to a modern non-historic concrete slab bridge on North Danville Road/Sandown Road, with some of the best views of the trail bridge being had from the road bridge.


Girder bridge over Exeter River on Rockingham Recreational Trail
Danville, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Open to pedestrians and permitted motorized trail vehicles
Steel girder bridge with wooden/timber deck
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.95757, -71.14790   (decimal degrees)
42°57'27" N, 71°08'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/324804/4758341 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89598 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel


  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com