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



B&W Photos

HB783798
View Of Bridge, Spanning Oyster River, Looking Northwest

HB783799
View Of East Elevation, Looking West, Through To Dam

HB783800
View Of Retaining Walls, East Elevation, Looking Southwest

HB783801
View Of Retaining Walls And Abutments, Showing River Course At Low Tide, Looking West

HB783802
Through View Of North And South Abutments, Showing Railing Detail, Under Deck And I-beams, Looking West

HB783803
View Of South And North Abutments, Looking South

HB783804
View Of North Abutment, Looking Northwest

HB783805
View Of North Face Of South Abutment, Showing Jack Arches And I-beam, Looking Southeast

HB783806
View Of West Elevation Spanning Oyster River, Looking East

HB783807
View Of Dam Mechanism On West Elevation Of Bridge, Looking East

HB783808
View Through Bridge, Showing Cobblestone Parapets, Looking East

HB783809
View Of Rip-rap On West Elevation, Looking Southeast

HB783810
3/4 View Of South Abutment And Deck, Looking Southeast

HB783811
View Of North Face Of South Abutment, Looking Southeast

HB783812
View Of North Abutment And Rip-rap, Looking Northwest

HB783813
Detail View Of Cobblestone Parapet, Looking Southeast

HB783814
View Of North Abutment, Showing Jack Arches, Looking Northwest

HB783815
View Of North Face Of South Abutment, Showing Jack Arches And I-beam, Looking Southeast

HB783816
View Of South Approach, Looking North

HB783817
Detail View Of Bridge (surface), Showing Cobblestone Parapet And Fenced Railing, Looking West To Dam

HB783818
Detail View Of Cobblestone Parapet, Looking Northwest

HB783819
Detail View Of Sidewalk And Railing, Looking South

HB783820
View Of Cobblestone Parapet And Rip-rap, Looking Southeast

HB783821
Long View Of Wooden Railings On Bridge, Looking Northwest, C

HB783822
View Of Wooden Railings, Frost's Store, Looking West, C

HB783823
Long View Of 1894 Bridge And Frost's Store, Looking West, C

HB783824
Long View, Showing Unpaved Road, Looking Southeast From Town Center, C

HB783825
Detail View Of Cobblestone Parapets, Looking Southeast, C

HB783826
View Of Dam And Mill, Looking East, C

HB783827
View Of Retaining Walls At 'the Landing', Looking South, C

HB783828
View Of North Approach, Looking South, C

HB783829
View Of East Elevation, Showing Cobblestone Parapet/lattice Rail, Looking West Through Bridge, C


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Item Title


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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