Northumberland, New Hampshire


East of U.S. Route 3 in the village of Groveton over the Ammonoosue River.
Style of Bridge:
Paddleford truss with added arches
Year of Construction:
Original Cost:
Structural Characteristics:
The bridge is 126'0" long with a clear span of 108'3". It has an overall width of 21'0" with a roadway width of 15'0", and a maximum vertical clearance of 13'0". The bridge is restricted to foot traffic only.
Maintained By:
Town of Northumberland
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Historical Remarks:
The bridge was built by Captain Charles Richardson and his son. When U.S. Route 3 was reconstructed in 1939, the Groveton covered bridge was bypassed. It was repaired by Milton Graton and his son Arnold in 1964-1965. A water supply line is suspended beneath the bridge. The Groveton Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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New Hampshire Bridges

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Compiled and edited by
Richard G. Marshall
Chief System Planning
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Color photographs by Arthur F. Rounds