Edna Dean Proctor Bridge, Spanning Contoacook River at State Route 114, Henniker, Merrimack County, NH
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Spanning Contoacook River at State Route 114, Henniker, NH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NH-31
Significance: The bridge is a twin span concrete arch bridge which is notable for the high quality of its design and its masonry exterior. The bridge was built to replace a previous stone arch bridge on the site, constructed in 1835 and destroyed in the 1938 hurricane. The proceeds of a trust fund established by native poet Edna Dean Proctor made possible the construction of the new span, reminiscent of its predecessor rather than a typical steel replacement span.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Freiberg, Charley, Photographer
Mausolf, Lisa, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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