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Whittier Bridge, Spanning the Bearcamp River, West Ossipee, Carroll County, NH

Whittier Bridge, Spanning the Bearcamp River, West Ossipee, Carroll County, NH



Significance: Whittier Bridge is a good example of the bridge truss developed in the 1840s by Peter Paddleford of Littleton, New Hampshire. The design features long counterbraces to help distribute loads throughout the truss. Though never patented, the Paddleford truss dominated covered bridge construction in northern New England for over a half a century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1254
Survey number: HAER NH-50
Building/structure dates: 1870-1871 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1983 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1989 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 2008 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1958 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1956 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 84002558



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Berry, Jacob
Paddleford, Peter
Graton Associates
Paddleford, Philip Henry
Lee, Harry
Pope, Gordon
Pope, Nancy Sheldon
Berry, Jacob E
Berry, Jacob H
Berry, Horace W
Broughton, Charles Austin
Federal Highway Administration's National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program, sponsor
Maston, Christopher H, project manager
Kidd, Anne E, field team project manager
Mauro, Jeremy T, field team
Rowley, Bradley M, field team
Bartha, Csaba, field team
Christianson, Justine, transmitter


West Ossipee43.82480, -71.20479
Google Map of 43.8247967, -71.2047919


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