1889 Iron Bridge

1889 Iron Bridge (HM26WN)

Location: Franconia, NH 03580 Grafton County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 13.799', W 71° 45.28'

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This wrought iron bridge is a rare surviving example of the pin-connected lenticular truss design used for iron bridges from 1880 to 1890.
The Dow Bridge, a mile southeast of here on Main Street, is of the same rare design.
It has been restored for modern use.

This bridge spanned the Ham Branch at the end of Delage Farm Road in Franconia from 1889 to 2001.
It was built by the Berlin Bridge Company (Connecticut) to carry horse-drawn wagons over a narrow river to serve the Delage Farm.

This historic bridge was saved for viewing here through the cooperative efforts of the Franconia Board of Selectmen, the Conservation Commission, the Franconia Area Heritage Council, and the contractor David Presby.
HM NumberHM26WN
Placed ByIron Furnace Interpretive Center and Franconia Area Heritage Council
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Date Added Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 279999 N 4901107
Decimal Degrees44.22998333, -71.75466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.799', W 71° 45.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 47.94" N, 71° 45' 16.8" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 149-151 NH-116, Franconia NH 03580, US
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