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Cornish-Windsor Bridge

Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.(HAER, NH,10-CORN,2-6)

General Information

Structural Type: Town lattice truss bridge
Covered bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1866

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA, North America
Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Connecticut River

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 7.32 m
total length 140.3 m
span lengths 62.18 m - 61.87 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 9 000

Materials

truss wood

Chronology

1970

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.

Notes

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

Participants

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Austin, Teresa Caring for a Covered Bridge, in "Civil Engineering Magazine", July 1991, n. 7 v. 61
  • Dupré, Judith Brücken, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004095, 1998; pp. 48-49
  • Dupré, Judith Les ponts, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004109; pp. 48-49
  • Dupré, Judith Bridges, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York (USA), ISBN 1884822754, 1997; pp. 48-49
  • Jackson, Donald C. Great American Bridges and Dams, John Wiley & Sons, New York (USA), ISBN 0471143855, 1984; pp. 98
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001273
Created: 04/02/2001
Last Updated: 22/07/2014