Dingleton Hill Bridge #22

May 23. 2013 3:16PM

 (Lisa Martineau)

Root Hill Road
Cornish, NH

The Dingleton Hill bridge was built by James Tasker, who is known to have built at least eleven bridges in the area. It was assembled in a schoolyard and then transported to the site. The farmers who used it would occasionally repair it. Milton Graton restored it in the summer of 1983 at which time he repaired the stone abutments and roof, leveled the bridge and installed new bearing shoes and plank flooring.

Year of Construction: - 1882

Original Cost: - $812

One mile east of N.H. Route 12A on Root Hill Road at the foot of Dingleton Hill in Cornish over Mill Brook.

Multiple Kingpost truss. The bridge is 77'9" long with a clear span of 62'6". It has an overall width of 16'4" with a roadway width of 12'9" and a maximum vertical clearance of 10'5". A cross beam (tell-tale) has been erected at each approach at a height of 7'6" to block high vehicles. The bridge is posted for six tons, passenger cars only.

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

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