Monday, December 7, 2009

Waterloo Bridge

Location: South of N.H. Route 103, two miles west of Warner Village on New Market Road across the Warner River in Warner.

Style of Bridge: Town lattice truss
Year of Construction: 1840
Original Cost: Unknown
Structural Characteristics: The bridge is 76'4" (24.4 m) long with a clear span of 70'9" (22 m). It has an overall width of 16'11", a roadway width of 12'11", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'10". It is posted for six tons (5443 kg).

Maintained By: Town of Warner
World Guide Number: 29-07-04
New Hampshire Number: 13

Historical Remarks:
The structure was completely rebuilt in 1857 by Dutton Woods of Contoocook. It was rebuilt a second time in 1970, at a cost of $16,300 under the state Town Bridge Aid Program. Finally, the bridge was rehabilitated by the state in 1987 at a cost of $3,000. The Waterloo Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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