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NH-125 High Rise Bridge

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NH-125 High Rise Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Boppel in July 2020

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BH Photo #476776

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Description 

This bridge is one of two similarly designed high-level bridges in Plaistow, the other being on Route 121. Although neither bridge is of an unusual structural design (both are steel stringers), the bridges are both locally noteworthy for their height and the way they suddenly elevate and then drop down on the roadway.

The NH-125 Bridge is the less significant of the two bridges, as it is shorter in length and only crosses the railroad tracks, and not the Little River in addition (the Little River crossing is a short distance to the south). There are two railroad tracks at this location. One is in active use for the AMTRAK Downeaster. The other is a mostly abandoned Pan Am & CSX Freight line.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over AMTRAK & abandoned Pan Am/CSX Railroad on New Hampshire Route 125
Location
Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1992
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 71.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.82885, -71.10751   (decimal degrees)
42°49'44" N, 71°06'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/327741/4743963 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
12,754
Inventory number
BH 90027 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 22, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

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