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Rollins Farm Bridge, Spanning Boston & Maine Railroad at Ham Road, Rollinsford, Strafford County, NH



B&W Photos

HB786813
Note The Bridge Has Three Trusses And Two Lanes Of Unequal Width

HB786814
Note The Differences In The Granite Masonry Abutments.

HB786815

HB786816

HB786817

HB786818


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Boston & Maine Railroad at Ham Road, Rollinsford, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NH-44
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1949 subsequent work
Significance: Rollins Farm Bridge is one of possibly seven standing boxed pony timber bridges in North America, and one of four in New Hampshire. It is the only example of the numerous overhead roadway bridges built by the Boston & Maine Railroad surviving in situ. It is also the only example with three trusses and two lanes.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges
Covered Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Boston & Maine Railroad
Rollins, William
Guppy, Benjamin W.
Pickering, B. F.
Dodge, Fred A.
Guildford Transportation Industries Inc.
Brown, Dr. Mark M., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
SOUTHEAST BY 125 DEGREES, NORTHWEST PORTAL. NOTE THE BRIDGE HAS THREE TRUSSES AND TWO LANES OF UNEQUAL WIDTH. THE LARGER LANE WAS FOR VEHICLES AND FARM MACHINERY, WHILE THE SMALLER LANE WAS FOR ANIMALS AND POSSIBLY PEDESTRIANS.
VIEW NORTHWEST BY 310 DEGREES, SOUTHEAST PORTAL.
VIEW NORTH NORTHEAST 10 DEGREES.
NORTH TRUSS PANEL, EAST SOUTHEAST 105 DEGREES.
PERSPECTIVE, SOUTH PANEL, LOOKING NORTH.
SOUTHWEST BY 230 DEGREES ALONG BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD. NOTE THE DIFFERENCES IN THE GRANITE MASONRY ABUTMENTS.


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