Wright's Bridge, Spanning Sugar River, former Boston & Maine Railro, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH
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former Boston & Maine Railro, Claremont vicinity, NH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NH-35
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1977 subsequent work
Significance: One of only eight remaining covered railroad bridges in the country. Wright's Bridge is structurally the most interesting of the four existing bridges built while Jonathan Parker Snow was bridge engineer at the Boston & Maine Railroad. The use of the arch, which is original here, effected modifications to the lattice design. Snow was an important advocate for wooden bridges into the early twentieth century.
Boston & Maine Railroad
New Hampshire Department Of Resources And Economic
Snow, Jonathan Parker
Concord & Claremont Railroad
Sugar River Railroad
Conwill, Joseph, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
EAST SOUTHEAST 115 DEGREES, NORTHWEST PORTAL.
EAST PORTAL, WEST NORTHWEST.
INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTH PANEL.
DETAIL, LAMINATED ARCH BETWEEN TWO LATTICES.
INTERIOR TRUSS FROM NORTHWEST PORTAL, LOOKING EAST.
DETAIL, LARGE WOODEN SKEWBACK FOR ARCH JUTTING OUT FROM GRANITE BLOCK ABUTMENT.
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE, SOUTH FACE.
PERSPECTIVE FROM WATER LEVEL, SOUTHEAST BY 165 DEGREES.
PERSPECTIVE SOUTH FACE, LOOKING NORTH.
UPSTREAM ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTH.
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