Packard Hill Bridge #67

May 23. 2013 3:06PM

Riverside Drive
Lebanon, NH

Between 1780 and 1790 an open timber bridge without railings was constructed at this location for Ichabod Packard. The bridge served Mr. Packard's home on the north side of the river and his mill, a combined sawmill and gristmill, located on the south side. According to town records, the bridge was either repaired or replaced in 1804. In 1878, the open timber bridge, which appears to have been a Queenpost truss with the truss work boarded up, was replaced by a new covered bridge. The 1878 bridge was a Howe truss built at a cost of $456.02. It was removed in 1952 and replaced with a Bailey Bridge. The Bailey bridge was replaced by the current bridge, built by Arnold Graton Associates.

Year of Construction: - 1991

Original Cost: - $316,500

On Riverside Drive spanning the Mascoma River in Lebanon.

Howe truss. The bridge is 76'0" long with a clear span of 62'0". It has an overall width of 25'0" with a roadway width of 15'0" and a maximum vertical clearance of 12'0". There is a sidewalk on the upstream side.

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

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