Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont
- West of U.S. Route 3, four miles south of Colebrook Village on
Columbia Bridge Road spanning the Connecticut River
between Columbia, N.H. and Lemington, VT.
- Style of Bridge:
- Howe truss
- Year of Construction:
- Original Cost:
- Structural Characteristics:
- The bridge has a length of 145'9" with a clear span of 131'6".
It has an overall width 20'7" with a roadway width of 14'8", and
a maximum vertical clearance of 13'1". There is a half sheathing
on the upstream side and full sheathing on the downstream side. It is posted for six tons.
- Maintained By:
- Town of Columbia
- World Guide Number:
- New Hampshire Number:
- Historical Remarks:
- The Columbia Bridge was built in 1912 to replace an earlier
bridge which had been destroyed by fire the previous year. The
current bridge was built by Charles Babbitt. It was rehabilitated
by the state in 1981 at a cost of $143,000. It is the most northerly
Connecticut River bridge connecting Vermont and New
Hampshire. The Columbia Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Table of Contents
New Hampshire Bridges
New Hampshire Covered Bridges
Compiled and edited by
Richard G. Marshall
Chief System Planning
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Color photographs by Arthur F. Rounds