Slate #4

May 23. 2013 3:01PM

Westport Village Road
Swanzey, NH

The bridge name originates from the Slate family who lived on a farm along the river north of the bridge. It is the second bridge on this location, the first having been built around 1800. On March 8, 1993, the Slate Bridge was destroyed by fire. The bridge was rebuilt in 2001 with the help of the fundraising efforts of both private citizens and local companies.

Year of Construction: - 1862

Original Cost: - $1,850.64

East of N.H.Route 10 on Westport Village Road near Westport Village over the Ashuelot River in Swanzey.

Town lattice truss. The bridge is 142'3" long with a clear span of 123'3". It has an overall width of 20'9" with a roadway width of 17'1" and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'6". It is reinforced with four iron turnbuckle rods. The bridge is posted for six tons.


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