Carleton Bridge

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Carleton Bridge
Carleton Bridge, Swanzey NH.jpg
Carleton Bridge
Carleton Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Carleton Bridge
Carleton Bridge is located in the US
Carleton Bridge
Nearest city East Swanzey, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°51′17″N 72°16′28″W / 42.85472°N 72.27444°W / 42.85472; -72.27444Coordinates: 42°51′17″N 72°16′28″W / 42.85472°N 72.27444°W / 42.85472; -72.27444
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Queenpost Truss
NRHP Reference # 75000121[1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 1975

The Carleton Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge that carries Carleton Road over the South Branch Ashuelot River in East Swanzey, New Hampshire. The bridge was built in 1869 on a site that is believed to have had a bridge since 1789.[2] It is believed to be the only example of a Queenspost truss bridge in southern New Hampshire. This truss method is quite old, and is based on techniques used for building large structures such as churches and barns.[3] The bridge measures 67' 3", with a span of 60'3". It is 16'6" wide with a road width of 12'4".[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Carleton Bridge". New Hampshire DHR. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Carleton Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-03-28.