County Bridge #8
May 23. 2013 3:17PM
In 1852, a Long truss covered bridge was built on this site by Charles Gray of Hancock. In March 1936, a disastrous flood damaged the bridge beyond repair. The current bridge was designed by Henry Pratt of Antrim and constructed as a Federal Emergency Relief Administration project by the Hagan-Thibodeau Construction Company of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. When it was rebuilt in 1937, the structure was set on concrete abutments and was reinforced using steel TECO timber connectors, bolts, and gusset plates.
Year of Construction: - 1937
Original Cost: - Unknown
One mile east of U.S. Route 202, three and one-half miles west of Greenfield on the Hancock-Greenfield (Forest) Road. It spans the Contoocook River between Hancock and Greenfield.
Pratt truss (modified). The bridge is 86'6" long with a clear span of 81'6". It has an overall width of 27'1" and a roadway width of 20'0" with a maximum vertical clearance of 13'9". It is posted for eight tons.