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Cheshire Toll Bridge (1906)

Photos 

1906 Postcard

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BH Photo #493824

Description 

Built for the Springfield Electric Railway Co. to replace a covered bridge at this site.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Claremont Road.
Location
Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1906; replaced 1930.
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Railroads
- Interurban
- Springfield Electric Railway Co.
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
(2)9-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
(1)8-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 163.0 ft.
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.26048, -72.42733   (decimal degrees)
43°15'38" N, 72°25'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/708810/4792954 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 30, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "9-panel truss", "8-panel truss", "Stone piers", "Lattice Railing"
  • September 5, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 30, 2021: Added by Chester Gehman

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Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman