Edgell Bridge #25
May 23. 2013 3:14PM
The Edgell Bridge was built by Walter Piper when he was just eighteen years old. It was assembled on the town common and moved by oxcart to the planned location. In 1936, it washed off its northern abutment. It was moved back, and tied down with cables. It also sustained damage in 1982 when the roof collapsed from a heavy load of snow. It was repaired later that year.
Year of Construction: - 1885
Original Cost: - $1,825.27
One mile south of N.H. Route 10, two miles south of Orford Village on River Road in Lyme. The structure spans Clay Brook.
Town latice truss. The bridge is 132'0" long with a clear span of 111'2". It has an overall width of 21'3" with a roadway width of 16'3" and a maximum vertical clearance of 12'7". The bridge is posted for six tons.