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

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

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.