Mount Orne Covered Bridge

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Mount Orne Bridge
IMG 4279 Mount Orne Covered Bridge.jpg
Bridge in New Hampshire & Vermont
Crosses Connecticut River
Locale Lancaster, New Hampshire to Lunenburg, Vermont
Maintained by Towns of Lancaster and Lunenburg
ID number 29-04-08 (NH #30)
Design Howe truss bridge [1]
Total length 266.25 ft (81.15 m)
Width 20.5 ft (6.25 m) (maximum), 14.42 ft (4.395 m) (roadway)
Longest span 127.33 ft (38.81 m)
Load limit 6 tons
Vertical clearance 12.75 ft (3.89 m)
Opened 1911
November 23, 1983

July 5, 1983

Mount Orne Covered Bridge
Bridge site in U.S. state of Vermont
Mount Orne Covered Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Mount Orne Covered Bridge
Nearest city Lancaster, New Hampshire
Coordinates 44°27′36″N 71°39′10″W / 44.46000°N 71.65278°W / 44.46000; -71.65278Coordinates: 44°27′36″N 71°39′10″W / 44.46000°N 71.65278°W / 44.46000; -71.65278
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
Architect Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Architectural style Howe truss covered bridge
Governing body Lancaster, New Hampshire
NRHP Reference # 76000124[2]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

The Mount Orne Bridge is a covered bridge over the Connecticut River between Lancaster, New Hampshire and Lunenburg, Vermont. It joins Elm Street (New Hampshire Route 135) in Lancaster with River Road (Town Highway 1) in Lunenburg. It consists of two spans of wood-and-iron Howe trusses, resting on stone abutments and piers which have been partially faced in concrete. The overall length of the bridge is 267 feet (81 m), with the western span measuring 134 feet (41 m) and the eastern span one foot less. The bridge has an overall with of 20.5 feet (6.2 m), with a roadway of 15.5 feet (4.7 m). The bridge is covered by a corrugated metal gable roof, and is sided in vertical boarding that extends only partway to the eaves. The bridge was built in 1911 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, and is one of only two Howe truss bridges over the Connecticut River; the other, the Columbia Bridge, was built in 1912. The costs of construction and maintenance are share by the two towns.[3]

The most recent rededication of the bridge took place on November 23, 1983. The Mount Orne Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2]

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  1. ^ Official New Hampshire site about this bridge
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Mount Orne Covered Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-25.