Bath Bridge #28


May 23. 2013 3:25PM

 (S. Krishnamurthi)







Pettyboro Road
Bath, NH

The first bridge at this site was destroyed by a flood in 1806. The second and third bridges were also destroyed by floods. A fourth bridge was destroyed by fire in 1830. This is the fifth bridge (1832) to be built at this site. It spans the Ammonoosuc River.

Year of Construction: - 1832

Original Cost: - Approximately $2,900

Location:
West of U.S. Route 302 on Pettyboro Road in Bath over the Ammonoosuc River.

Style-Characteristics:
Burr truss with supplemental arches. The bridge is 374'6" long and is made up of spans of 117'6", 66'6", 62'6", and 80'0". It has an overall width of 24'6", a roadway width of 20'6", and has a maximum vertical clearance of 11'9". It also features an enclosed sidewalk. The bridge is posted as a one lane bridge for six tons, passenger cars only.