Town lattice truss bridge
|Function / usage:||
Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
|total length||140.3 m|
|span lengths||62.18 m - 61.87 m|
|cost of construction||United States dollar 9 000|
The American Society of Civil Engineers designates the bridge as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
|2 July 1987||
Closed to traffic.
|8 December 1989||
Reopened to traffic.
The bridge spans the Connecticut River to connect the towns of Cornish, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont. The western bank of the Connecticut River is considered to be the state line between the two states and therefore, the bridge is considered to be a New Hampshire bridge. The bridge is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States as well as the longest two-span covered bridge existing in the world
Relevant Web Sites
- Caring for a Covered Bridge in "Civil Engineering Magazine", July 1991, n. 7 v. 61
- Les ponts, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004109; pp. 48-49
- Bridges, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York (USA), ISBN 1884822754, 1997; pp. 48-49
- Brücken, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004095, 1998; pp. 48-49
- Great American Bridges and Dams, John Wiley & Sons, New York (USA), ISBN 0471143855, 1984; pp. 98
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