Hancock-Greenfield Bridge

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Hancock-Greenfield Bridge
Hancock-Greenfield Bridge, Spanning Contoocook River, Forest Road (formerly O, Hancock (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire).jpg
Hancock-Greenfield Bridge spanning Contoocook River, carrying Forest Road
Hancock-Greenfield Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Hancock-Greenfield Bridge
Nearest city Hancock, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°57′25″N 71°56′8″W / 42.95694°N 71.93556°W / 42.95694; -71.93556Coordinates: 42°57′25″N 71°56′8″W / 42.95694°N 71.93556°W / 42.95694; -71.93556
Area less than one acre
Built 1937
Architect John W. Childs
Architectural style Teco-Pratt timber truss
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 81000071[1]
Added to NRHP May 05, 1981

The Hancock-Greenfield Bridge is a historic covered bridge carrying Forest Road over the Contoocook River at the town line between Hancock and Greenfield, New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation covered bridge database refers to it as County Bridge.[2] It is a single-span Teco-Pratt timber truss, 88 feet (27 m) long and 27 feet 2 inches (8.28 m) wide, with an internal clearance of 14 feet (4.3 m). The road bed is 20 feet (6.1 m) wide, and carries two lanes of traffic. The bridge's roof is sheathed in asphalt, and its walls are finished in vertical board siding. Built in 1937, it is the first wooden covered bridge in the northeastern United States to use modern engineering techniques (the Teco truss).[3]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "County Bridge: Hancock and Greenfield, New Hampshire". NH Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Hancock-Greenfield Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 

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