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Chester Covered Bridge 29-08-m

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by Mike Garland in July 2015

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BH Photo #340153

Map 

Description 

Built in 2011 by the Timber Framers Guild, an international nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the centuries-old art of building with massive beams cut and shaped for each individual structure. Volunteers helped with the construction as well. It is officially New Hampshire's 55th covered bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Wason Pond
Location
Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 2011
Builders
- Timber Framers Guild
- Volunteers
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 29.0 ft.
Total length: 29.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Wason Pond Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.98166, -71.21609   (decimal degrees)
42°58'54" N, 71°12'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/319313/4761160 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sandown
Inventory numbers
WGCB 29-08-m (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 69763 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 21, 2015: Added by Mike Garland

Sources 

  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Chester Covered Bridge 29-08-m
Posted July 4, 2017, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hadn't realized anyone had added this here.

Some may have interest in these followups -

https://bridgewright.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/less-than-hard...

https://bridgewright.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/bastard-childs...

Chester Covered Bridge
Posted October 21, 2015, by Mike Garland

More information about the planning and construction of this beautiful little bridge can be found here:

http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201108...