Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Friday, August 31, 2007

Another Bridge... This one is located in Newport NH.. next town over from me.. We have not been able to go this road to see this bridge in TWO YEARS due to the BAD flooding we got in our area... I was tickled to see the road open so my hubby and I went down it with the two boys...

Here is a bit of info..

The bridge is 123'9" long with a clear span of 121'9". It has an overall width of 20'6" with a railway width of 14'9" and a maximum vertical clearance of 21'3". This section of rail line has been abandoned.

The bridge was built in 1906 by the Bridge and Building Department of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It replaced a wooden bridge built by the Sugar River Railroad in 1871 and 1872. The Sugar River line merged with the Concord and Claremont Railroad in 1873. The Concord and Claremont Railroad was especially well known for its use of the double Town/Pratt lattice truss. In 1915, there were 15 such bridges on the rail line. The bridge is named for S.K. Wright who sold the right-of-way to the Sugar River Railroad. The Wright's Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Here is the bridge while in use... notice the railroad tracks and such..
This is the picture I took.. Look at the difference.. now it's really a bike trail.. and a place for fisherman.. up close there is graffiti on it...
My boys at the end...
The side view...

This weekend.. I'm hoping to get a great picture of the longest covered bridge in the world... can't wait to share that with you...

Happy Labor Day Weekend.. Everyone!! Keep safe!!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

I am emailing you right now:)

Susanne said...

Lovely pics. Those bridges are so neat.

Do you happen to know why they made bridges covered? Was it asthetic or a style of the time or was there a specific purpose to it being covered?

Jessica said...

These are beautiful bridges! I loved reading all the technical info about them... I never knew all that stuff. How cool!

Lara said...

Love the bridge pictures! I love taking pictures of bridges, LOL! Too bad I have NONE where I live and had to rely on all my vacations this summer. :)

Sandy Rodriguez said...

WOW I love the bridges!! That is so cool love the angles you go tof it!

Happywife84 said...

OHhh..how wonderful!! You should come to Indiana..we have some covered bridges! Not as long as that one though!!!

Jill said...

Oh! You're up near my mom & dad - they're in VT! LOVE bridges, covered & otherwise. :-)

Cris said...

I love these types of bridges.

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Wow...that is a cool bridge!! I'm so upset there is graffiti on it, though!

You are so funny with your bridge stats. I bet your kids learned a bunch from you about all kinds of things.

I don't recall ever seeing anything like that around here.....KS or OK, where I grew up.

Kerry said...

Great pics!

***Willow, Belle & Old Man Turbo's Mom*** said...

Hey! the next town over? I live in the town next over too!
I got your link through WesNlani and then I see you commented on my blog too! how exciting!
I have crossed that bridge so many times...have you gone to the Cornish covered Bridge yet? I posted that back in my blog quite awhile ago I actually live closer tot hat Bridge than the Corbin bridge in Newport.
E-mail me!!!