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Ranger Bridge

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Carries  US 302
Total length  79 m
Body of water  Connecticut River
Crosses  Connecticut River
Location  Woodsville
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Locale  between Woodsville, New Hampshire and Wells River, Vermont
Official name  Veterans Memorial Bridge
Design  steel three-hinged arch truss
Designer  John W. Storrs (1917 bridge) J. R. Worcester (1923 bridge)
Similar  Wells River Bridge, Haverhill‑Bath Covered Bridge, Calvin Coolidge Bridge, Bulkeley Bridge, Canalside Rail Trail Bridge

Once a ranger bridge

The Ranger Bridge (officially Veterans Memorial Bridge) between Wells River, Vermont and Woodsville, New Hampshire, is a three-hinged steel arch truss bridge over the Connecticut River. It was built in 1923 to replace a 1917 bridge. This is the oldest steel arch bridge over the Connecticut River..


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The Wells River Bridge was built in 1903 to carry rail and road traffic. In 1917, the road traffic was rerouted over a new bridge, a three-span Warren deck truss designed by John W. Storrs, just downstream, called the Ranger Bridge, for around $65,000 (US$1,220,000 with inflation). A flood undermined and destroyed this bridge in 1922.

J. R. Worcester designed the next bridge, which was built by the Boston Bridge Company, the same combination of designer and builder which made the Arch Bridge in Bellows Falls 18 years earlier. The current bridge was completed in 1923 as a three-hinged steel arch bridge. It was rehabilitated in 2001-3. This is the oldest steel arch bridge over the Connecticut River.


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