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Albany Bridge
NH-02-06
Albany, NH - Carroll County
Albany Covered Bridge
Photo of Albany Bridge

Albany Bridge Portal
Photo of Albany Bridge Portal

Roof of Albany Covered Bridge from rock face
Roof of Bridge from rock face


Bridge Statistics
Region:  White Mountains
County:  Carroll
Town:  Albany
Locality:  Albany
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N44 00.336
W71 14.456
Owner:  Unknown
Bridge Carries:  Dugway Road
Bridge Crosses:  Swift River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Paddleford with added Arches
Year Built:  1858
Builder:  Almzi Russell and Leandre Morton
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  120'-0"
Span:  100'-0"
Width: 21'-0"
Roadway Width: 13'-3"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 6 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 11'-0"
World Guide No.: 29-02-06
New Hampshire No.: 49
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
This bridge is located in the White Mountain National Forest, off the scenic Kancamagus Highway. It carries Dugway Road over the Swift River just a short distance from the Covered Bridge Campground. The bridge was built in 1858 by Almzi Russell and Leandre Morton. The Covered portion of the bridge is 120'-0" long and the clear span of 100'-0" between abutments. The bridge width is 21'-0", the roadway width is 15'-3". The truss is a Paddleford with added Arches. The U.S. Forest Service modified the structure in 1981-1982, replaced the wooden floor timbers with steel. This bridge replaces a bridge built in 1857 and destroyed is a windstorm.

Photography
There are many good areas for photographing the bridge. The portals are easy to photograph with very little traffic. From the river this bridge is best photographed from the north side. Easy access under bridge on north side, good for underside photos.

Parking
Parking available in a White Mountain National Forest parking lot near the bridge. A $3.00 fee was in place in September 2003. This fee was good for any other park areas along the Kancamagus Highway. A path leads from the parking lot to the bridge, along which is a plaque describing the bridge.


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Truss

Albany Bridge Truss
Paddleford Truss with added Arches

Location Map

Topo Map of Albany Bridge


Location
Just north of the Kancamagus Highway, six miles west of N.H. Route 16 on Dugway Road, near Covered Bridge Campsite. The bridge is located in the Town of Albany in Carroll County.



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