Janice Peaslee Bridge

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Janice Peaslee Bridge
IMG 4248 Janice Peaslee Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 44°39′6.69″N 71°33′45″W / 44.6518583°N 71.56250°W / 44.6518583; -71.56250Coordinates: 44°39′6.69″N 71°33′45″W / 44.6518583°N 71.56250°W / 44.6518583; -71.56250
Carries Pedestrian and vehicular traffic
Crosses Connecticut River
Locale Stratford, New Hampshire to Maidstone, Vermont
Characteristics
Design Pin-connected steel & wrought iron Pratt through truss bridge[1]
Load limit 20 tons
History
Opened 1893, 2005
Closed 1990[2]
Janice Peaslee Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Janice Peaslee Bridge
Janice Peaslee Bridge
Location in New Hampshire

The Janice Peaslee Bridge (formerly known as the Maidstone-Stratford Hollow Bridge[3]) is a pin-connected steel & wrought iron Pratt through truss bridge crossing the Connecticut River between Stratford, New Hampshire and Maidstone, Vermont.

History and construction[edit]

The bridge was originally completed in 1893 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Connecticut. It was closed "temporarily" in 1990 for safety reasons.[2] Due to the perseverance of Vermont State Representative Janice L. Peaslee, it underwent a total rebuild which was completed in 2005.

In order to facilitate reconstruction of the abutments, the bridge was placed on land for repairs while the foundations were rebuilt and a new approach was created.

Since the bridge was resurrected as a result of Janice Peaslee's efforts, the bridge was renamed in her honor in 2006.

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