Albany Bridge #49


May 23. 2013 3:27PM

 (S. Krishnamurthi)







Dugway Road
Albany, NH

The first bridge on this site was constructed in 1857 and destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. The bridge has wide shallow arches and sharply raked facades. The U.S. Forest Service replace the wooden floor timbers with steel in 1981-1982. Near the bridge is a mud sill, taken from the bed of the river by the U.S. Forest Service, which probably supported the falsework or scaffolding during the construction of the span.

Year of Construction: - 1858

Original Cost: - $1,300

Location:
Just north of the Kancamagus Highway, six miles west of N.H. Route 16 on Dugway Road in Albany spanning the Swift River.

Style-Characteristics:
Paddleford truss with added arches. The bridge is 120'0" long with a clear span of 100'0". It has an overall width of 21'0" with a roadway width of 15'3", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'0". It is posted for six tons.