Henniker, New Hampshire


South of N.H. Route 9 in Henniker Village spanning the Contoocook River.
Style of Bridge:
Town lattice truss
Year of Construction:
Original Cost:
Structural Characteristics:
The bridge is 136'7" long with a clear span of 114'6". It has an overall width of 18'4" with a roadway width of 14'5" and a maximum vertical clearance of 14'7". The bridge is limited to pedestrian and maintenance vehicle use.
Maintained By:
New England College
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Historical Remarks:
The Henniker bridge was built by Milton Graton and his son Arnold in 1972 using traditional methods. For example, the framed trusses were pulled across the river by a team of oxen. The bridge serves New England College and the community of Henniker as a footbridge across the Contoocook River. The Henniker Bridge was constructed to replicate the traditional style of covered bridges, however, it has not yet reached the 50 year age criteria 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