To the Editor: I read with interest the fate of Hooksett’s Lilac Bridge.
New Hampshire has done a boffo of a job removing its last historic steel and iron bridges. This feat will be complete when the Livermore Falls Pumpkinseed Bridge ruin is finally removed, for liability reasons.
Perhaps a few heritage spans should be left for future generations. The remaining steel truss bridges of Henniker should be set aside. Maybe Henniker can remain the one place left in the Granite State as a sanctuary for a once common bridge type?