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Contoocook Railroad Bridge, Spanning Contoocook River at former Boston & Maine, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, NH



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Contoocook River at former Boston & Maine, Hopkinton, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NH-38
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1003).
Building/structure dates: 1889 initial construction
See HABS No. NH-21, Contoocook Covered Bridge, for further information: 6 drawings, 1 b&w photo, 5 data pages. Town lattice truss, 2 spans

Significance: The Contoocook Railroad Bridge is one of eight surviving covered railroad bridges in the United States. It is an excellent example of the double-web Town lattice truss used by the Boston & Maine Railroad in the late nineteenth century.

Related Names
Boston & Maine Railroad
Town, Ithiel
Concord & Claremont Railroad
Snow, J. P.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
PERSPECTIVE, EAST SOUTHEAST.
OBLIQUE ELEVATION, NORTHWEST PORTAL LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
EASTERN PORTAL, OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE LOOKING NORTH NORTHWEST.
EASTERN PORTAL VIEW, I-BEAM TO BE USED IN REPAIRS OF THE BRIDGE.
INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST.
INTERIOR, EAST PORTAL LOOKING EAST.
INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST.
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE NORTH SIDE, LOOKING EAST.
PERSPECTIVE, SOUTH SIDE.
VIEW NORTH ELEVATION FROM DOWNSTREAM, CONTOOCOOK RIVER.


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