RIVER ROAD BRIDGE
Pittsburg, New Hampshire

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Location:
Seven miles north of Pittsburg Village and one mile east of U.S. Route 3 on the road to Lake Francis State Park. It spans Perry Stream.
Style of Bridge:
Queenpost
Year of Construction:
1858
Original Cost:
Unknown
Structural Characteristics:
The bridge is 50'6" long with a clear span of 41'9". It has an overall width of 16'10" with a roadway width of 13'5", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'2". The structure is closed to traffic.
Maintained By:
Town of Pittsburg
World Guide Number:
29-04-02
New Hampshire Number:
36

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Historical Remarks:
Little is known about this bridge and nothing has been recorded in the town records. It has now been bypassed. The bridge is closed to all but pedestrian traffic. Periodically, volunteers have undertaken the cleaning of the bridge and minor repairs. The River Road 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
1994