Columbia Bridge (New Hampshire)

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Columbia Bridge
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Bridge in U.S. states of Vermont & New Hampshire
Crosses Connecticut River
Locale Columbia, New Hampshire to Lemington, Vermont
Maintained by Town of Columbia
ID number 29-04-07 (NH #33)
Design Howe truss bridge [1]
Total length 145.75 ft (44.425 m)
Width 20.58 ft (6.273 m) (maximum), 14.66 ft (4.468 m) (roadway)
Longest span 131.5 ft (40.08 m)
Load limit 6 tons
Vertical clearance 13.08 ft (3.987 m)
Construction end


Columbia Covered Bridge
Bridge site in U.S. state of New Hampshire
Columbia Bridge (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Columbia Bridge (New Hampshire)
Nearest city Columbia, New Hampshire
Coordinates 44°51′11″N 71°33′5″W / 44.85306°N 71.55139°W / 44.85306; -71.55139Coordinates: 44°51′11″N 71°33′5″W / 44.85306°N 71.55139°W / 44.85306; -71.55139
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
Architect Charles Babbitt
Architectural style Howe truss covered bridge
Governing body Columbia, New Hampshire
NRHP Reference # 76000123[2]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

The Columbia Bridge is a covered bridge, carrying Columbia Bridge Road over the Connecticut River between Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont. It is a wood-iron Howe truss design, with a single span that is 146 feet (45 m) long. The bridge has a total width of 20.5 feet (6.2 m) and a roadway with of 15.5 feet (4.7 m), and an internal clearance of 13 feet (4.0 m).[3]

The bridge was built by Charles Babbitt in 1912, replacing one destroyed by fire the previous year. The abutments on which it rests, of dry-laid fieldstone, are currently faced in concrete.[3] It was rehabilitated by the state in 1981 at a cost of $143,000.

The Columbia Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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