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Hillsborough Railroad Bridge

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Built  1903 (1903)
NRHP Reference #  75000126
Area  800 m²
Added to NRHP  10 June 1975
Architectural style  Town lattice truss
Opened  1903
Body of water  Contoocook River
Hillsborough Railroad Bridge
Location  Spans Contoocook River SW of NH 149, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Similar  New Henniker Bridge, Contoocook Railroad Bridge, Franklin Pierce Homestead, Franklin Pierce Lake, Squam Lakes Natural S

The Hillsborough Railroad Bridge was a historic covered railroad bridge spanning the Contoocook River in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. It was destroyed by arson in 1985. The bridge was a two-span Town-Pratt lattice truss span, mounted on granite abutments and a central wooden pier, which replaced a granite pier washed away in 1938. It had a total length of 219 feet (67 m). It was built in 1903 by the Boston and Maine Railroad, and was at least the second bridge on the site.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. At the time of its nomination it was one of six covered railroad bridges in the state; it and at least one other (the Goffstown Covered Railroad Bridge) were destroyed by the actions of arsonists.

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Hillsborough Railroad Bridge Wikipedia


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