Contoocook Railroad Bridge and Depot

Contoocook Railroad Bridge and Depot (HM1NI5)

Location: Hopkinton, NH 03229 Merrimack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 13.393', W 71° 42.851'

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Built in 1889 on the granite abutments of an older span, this is the world's oldest surviving covered railroad bridge. It was probably designed by Boston & Maine Railroad engineer Jonathan Parker Snow (1848-1933) and built by carpenter David Hazelton (1832-1908). Under Snow, the Boston & Maine utilized wooden bridges on its branch lines until after 1900, longer than any other major railroad. The nearby depot was built in 1850 on the earlier Concord & Claremont Railroad, which was acquired by the Boston & Maine in 1887.
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HM NumberHM1NI5
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Marker Number195
Year Placed2005
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] STEPHEN M. DICK   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 279568 N 4789180
Decimal Degrees43.22321667, -71.71418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 13.393', W 71° 42.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 13' 23.58" N, 71° 42' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 Park Ave, Hopkinton NH 03229, US
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