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Durham Falls Bridge, Spanning Oyster River at State Route 108, Durham, Strafford County, NH



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Item Title
Durham Falls Bridge, Spanning Oyster River at State Route 108, Durham, Strafford County, NH

Location
Spanning Oyster River at State Route 108, Durham, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NH-15
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Significance: The bridge is one of many single-span, I-beam bridges utilizing concrete jack arches supported by cut granite abutments still extant in the New Hampshire. Rebuilt from an earlier bridge in 1907, the bridge is one of the state's earliest examples of bridge, road and highway improvement which utilized the state aid to towne made available in the laws of 1905. The bridge is significant for its use of local materials, e.g. Durham granite, and local craftsmanship...

Subjects
Steel Girder Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF BRIDGE, SPANNING OYSTER RIVER, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. VIEW OF EAST ELEVATION, LOOKING WEST, THROUGH TO DAM
3. VIEW OF RETAINING WALLS, EAST ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
4. VIEW OF RETAINING WALLS AND ABUTMENTS, SHOWING RIVER COURSE AT LOW TIDE, LOOKING WEST
5. THROUGH VIEW OF NORTH AND SOUTH ABUTMENTS, SHOWING RAILING DETAIL, UNDER DECK AND I-BEAMS, LOOKING WEST
6. VIEW OF SOUTH AND NORTH ABUTMENTS, LOOKING SOUTH
7. VIEW OF NORTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. VIEW OF NORTH FACE OF SOUTH ABUTMENT, SHOWING JACK ARCHES AND I-BEAM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
9. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION SPANNING OYSTER RIVER, LOOKING EAST
10. VIEW OF DAM MECHANISM ON WEST ELEVATION OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
11. VIEW THROUGH BRIDGE, SHOWING COBBLESTONE PARAPETS, LOOKING EAST
12. VIEW OF RIP-RAP ON WEST ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
13. 3/4 VIEW OF SOUTH ABUTMENT AND DECK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
14. VIEW OF NORTH FACE OF SOUTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
15. VIEW OF NORTH ABUTMENT AND RIP-RAP, LOOKING NORTHWEST
16. DETAIL VIEW OF COBBLESTONE PARAPET, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
17. VIEW OF NORTH ABUTMENT, SHOWING JACK ARCHES, LOOKING NORTHWEST
18. VIEW OF NORTH FACE OF SOUTH ABUTMENT, SHOWING JACK ARCHES AND I-BEAM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
19. VIEW OF SOUTH APPROACH, LOOKING NORTH
20. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE (SURFACE), SHOWING COBBLESTONE PARAPET AND FENCED RAILING, LOOKING WEST TO DAM
21. DETAIL VIEW OF COBBLESTONE PARAPET, LOOKING NORTHWEST
22. DETAIL VIEW OF SIDEWALK AND RAILING, LOOKING SOUTH
23. VIEW OF COBBLESTONE PARAPET AND RIP-RAP, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
24. LONG VIEW OF WOODEN RAILINGS ON BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST, c. 1897
25. VIEW OF WOODEN RAILINGS, FROST'S STORE, LOOKING WEST, c. 1897
26. LONG VIEW OF 1894 BRIDGE AND FROST'S STORE, LOOKING WEST, c. 1897
27. LONG VIEW, SHOWING UNPAVED ROAD, LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM TOWN CENTER, c. 1910
28. DETAIL VIEW OF COBBLESTONE PARAPETS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, c. 1910
29. VIEW OF DAM AND MILL, LOOKING EAST, c. 1910
30. VIEW OF RETAINING WALLS AT 'THE LANDING', LOOKING SOUTH, c. 1910
31. VIEW OF NORTH APPROACH, LOOKING SOUTH, c. 1910
32. VIEW OF EAST ELEVATION, SHOWING COBBLESTONE PARAPET/LATTICE RAIL, LOOKING WEST THROUGH BRIDGE, c. 1940


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