Pier Bridge

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Pier Bridge
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Pier Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Pier Bridge
Pier Bridge is located in the US
Pier Bridge
Nearest city Newport, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°21′43″N 72°14′31″W / 43.36194°N 72.24194°W / 43.36194; -72.24194Coordinates: 43°21′43″N 72°14′31″W / 43.36194°N 72.24194°W / 43.36194; -72.24194
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1907 (1907)
Architectural style Town lattice truss
NRHP Reference # 75000134[1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 1975

The Pier Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Newport, New Hampshire. Originally built in 1907 to carry the Boston and Maine Railroad across the Sugar River, it now carries the multi-use Sugar River Trail, which was built on the abandoned right-of-way. It is located about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of the Chandler in western Newport. It consists of two Town-Pratt lattice trusses, resting on granite abutments which have been capped by concrete, and a central pier of similar construction. The western span is 106 feet (32 m) long, the eastern one 121 feet (37 m). The bridge is named for the fact that it has a central pier.[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 (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Pier Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-07-14.