Blow Me Down Bridge #23


May 23. 2013 3:21PM

 







Mill Road
Cornish, NH

Cornish. The bridge spans a deep gorge on the Blow-Me-Down Brook. The bridge was built by James Tasker.

Year of Construction: - 1877

Original Cost: - $528

Location:
South of N.H. Route 12A, one and one-half miles southwest of Plainfield Village on Mill Road in "Squag City" in Cornish. The bridge spans a deep gorge on the Blow-Me-Down Brook.

Style-Characteristics:
Multiple Kingpost truss. The bridge is 85'9" long with a clear span of 74'6". It has an overall width of 16'4" with a roadway width of 13'8" and a maximum vertical clearance of 9'11". A cross beam (tell-tale) set at a height of 7'0" has been installed at each approach to block high vehicles. The bridge is posted for six tons, passenger cars only.


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