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Cornish-Windsor Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1866

Project Type

Structure: Covered bridge
Town lattice truss bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Wooden bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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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

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20001273
  • Date created
    04/02/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016