Henniker Bridge #63
May 23. 2013 3:11PM
The Henniker bridge was built by Milton Graton and his son Arnold in 1972 using traditional methods. For example, the framed trusses were pulled across the river by a team of oxen. The bridge serves New England College and the community of Henniker as a footbridge across the Contoocook River.
Year of Construction: - 1972
Original Cost: - $80,000
South of N.H. Route 9 in Henniker Village spanning the Contoocook River.
Town lattice truss. The bridge is 136'7" long with a clear span of 114'6". It has an overall width of 18'4" with a roadway width of 14'5" and a maximum vertical clearance of 14'7". The bridge is limited to pedestrian and maintenance vehicle use.