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Bellows Falls Arch Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, North Walpole, Cheshire County, NH

Bellows Falls Arch Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, North Walpole, Cheshire County, NH

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Summary

Significance: When built, the bridge was the longest single span highway bridge in the U.S. and is was among the largest three-hinged arch bridges in the world. The structure has also played an important role in socio-economic development of the Bellows Falls and North Walpole.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-1
Survey number: HAER NH-6
Building/structure dates: 1904- 1905 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1961 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1971 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1982 Demolished

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Boston & Maine Railroad
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Worcester, J R
Joseph A. Ross & Sons
American Bridge Company
Louis A. Shoemaker & Company
Jackson, Donald C, project manager
Society for Industrial Archaeology, sponsor
New Hampshire Department of Public Works & Highways, sponsor
Lowe, Jet T, photographer
Prevoort, Roger, historian
Anderson, Richard K, delineator
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Location

North Walpole (N.H.)43.13901, -72.44760
Google Map of 43.1390125, -72.44760099999999
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