Town lattice truss bridge
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Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
|Coordinates:||43° 28' 25.26" N 72° 23' 2.37" W|
|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, v. 61, n. 7 (July 1991), pp. 44-45. (1991):
- Brücken. Die Geschichte berühmter Brücken. Könemann, Cologne (Germany), pp. 48-49. (1998):
- Les ponts. Une histoire des plus grands et plus célèbres ponts du monde. Könemann, Cologne (Germany), pp. 48-49. :
- Great American Bridges and Dams. A National Trust Guide. John Wiley & Sons, New York (USA), pp. 98. (1984):
- Bridges. A history of the world's most famous and important spans. Black Dog & Leventhal, New York (USA), pp. 48-49. (1997):
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