Blair Bridge (New Hampshire)

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Blair Bridge
Blair Bridge Campton NH.jpg
Coordinates 43°48′36″N 71°39′55″W / 43.81000°N 71.66528°W / 43.81000; -71.66528
Carries Blair Road
Crosses Pemigewasset River
Locale Campton, New Hampshire, USA
Characteristics
Design Long truss with arches
Designated July 27, 2009[1]

The Blair Bridge is a wooden covered bridge originally built in 1829, that crosses the Pemigewasset River near Campton, New Hampshire, United States. It connects New Hampshire Route 175 to the east and U.S. Route 3 and Interstate 93 to the west.

The bridge was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene on August 28, 2011. After this period, the bridge underwent many structural repairs by master bridgewright Arnold M. Graton and reopened in early 2015, with a weight limit of six tons per vehicle - twice as much as the old limit of three tons. As with many covered bridges, it is only wide enough for one lane of traffic; opposing traffic must wait until the bridge has cleared.

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  1. ^ "New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places". New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

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