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Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River between Cornish, NH, & , Cornish City, Sullivan County, NH



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Location
&, Cornish City, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NH-8
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1001).
Building/structure dates: 1866 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1884 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1887 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1892 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1921 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Windsor, Windsor County, VT.
Significance: The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the U.S. and the second-longest two-span covered bridge in the world. It is an excellent example of the work of James Tasker and Bela Fletcher, two prolific New England bridge builders.

Subjects
Covered Bridges
Wood Truss Bridges


Related Names
Tasker, James F.
Fletcher, Bela J.
Town, Ithiel
Fishchetti, David C.
Chesterfield Associates
Lewandoski, Jan


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH
2. GENERAL 3/4 ELEVATION VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SIDE OF RIVER
3. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING BRIDGE, ABUTMENT AND PIER
4. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT', LOOKING WEST FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE
5. DETAIL VIEW OF PORTAL AT VERMONT END OF BRIDGE
6. GENERAL 3/4 ELEVATION VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
7. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW, LOOKING NORTH
8. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE
9. DETAIL VIEW OF UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING LATERAL BRACING AND STRINGERS
10. GENERAL INTERIOR VIEW SHOWING LATTICE TRUSS
GENERAL 3/4 ELEVATION VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SIDE OF RIVER.


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