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Bartlett Bridge - NH-02-02
Bartlett, NH - Carroll County
Bartlett Covered Bridge


Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  White Mountains
County:  Carroll
Town:  Bartlett
Locality:  Bartlett Village
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N44 05.942
W71 11.948
Owners:  Marc and Mary Ellen Frydman
Bridge Carries:  Gift shop
Bridge Crosses:  Saco River
Bridge Traffic:  Pedestrian
Truss Type:  Paddleford with added Arches
Year Built:  1870
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  166'- 10"
Span:  145'-0"
Width: 20'-4"
Roadway Width: 16'-6"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: None
Vertical Clearance: 14'-6"
World Guide No.: 29-02-02
New Hampshire No.: 50
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Eligible

Description
This bridge spans the Saco River near the Village of Bartlett. The bridge was built in 1857. The length of the bridge is 166'-10" and the clear span of 145'-0" between abutments. The bridge width is 20'-4", the roadway width is 16'-6". The truss is a Paddleford with added Arches. This bridge replaces a bridge built in 1857 and destroyed is a windstorm.

Photography
Photos of south Portal are easy from Route 301. Path to river is limited to those staying at the Bed and Breakfast which makes side photos difficult.

Parking
Parking is limited. Parking is used for Gift shop and Bed and Breakfast.


Additional Information
The bridge was abandoned and closed to traffic in 1939. It was later rebuilt for $20,000. In the 1950, it was used to store snow fence. In 1966 the bridge and land around it was sold to a private individual. It was repaired by Milton Graton that same year. The owners of the bridge and gift shop are Marc and Mary Ellen Frydman. In 1990 the Frydmans renovated the bridge. The renovation consisted of strengthening the arches, replacing cracked members, and removing one layer of decking. As a result, the d ead weight of the bridge decreased 25 tons. The cost of renovation was approximately $38,000.

Location Map

Bartlett Bridge Location Map


Location
West of U.S. Route 302, four and one-half miles east of Bartlett Village. The bridge is located in the Town of Bartlett in Carroll County.

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