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Flume Bridge - NH-05-05
Lincoln, NH - Grafton County

Flume Bridge with Mt. Liberty in the Background

Photo of Flume Bridge from walkway
Flume Bridge from Walkway

Flume Bridge Portal
Flume Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  White Mountains
County:  Grafton
Town:  Lincoln
Locality:  Lincoln
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N44 05.945
W71 40.607
Owner:  Unknown
Bridge Carries:  Flume Road
Bridge Crosses:  Pemigewasset River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Paddleford
Year Built:  1871
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  50'-0"
Span:  41'-4"
Width: 20'-9"
Roadway Width: 11'-8"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: Unknown
Posted Vertical Clearance: 11'-0"
World Guide No.: 29-05-05
New Hampshire No.: 39
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
This bridge is located in Franconia Notch State Park. It carries a road over the Pemigewasset River just a short distance from the Franconia Notch Visitors Center. The bridge was built in 1858, the truss is a Paddleford. The Covered portion of the bridge is 50'-0" long and the clear span of 41'-4" between abutments. The bridge width is 20'-9", the roadway width is 11'-8". The Flume Bridge, along with the Sentinal Pine Bridge are all part of some of the natural attractions that make up the area generally known as Flume. The park charged a fee of $8.00 in September 2003, to see the two covered bridges and the Flume.


Internet Links
Flume Covered Bridges
Franconia Notch State Park
Flume Gorge Visitors Center

Photography
One of the best shots of the west portal is by taking the bus which stops at the bridge and lets people out to photograph the bridge from its best angle, with Mt. Liberty in the background. The east portal is easy to photograph from the trail. Side shots can be taken from the wooden walkway leading to the sidewalk across the bridge.

Parking
Parking available in a Franconia Notch State Park Visitors Center parking lot for free.


Additional Information
The Flume Bridge, along with the Sentinal Pine Bridge are all part of some of the natural attractions that make up the area generally known as Flume.

Truss

Flume Bridge Truss
Paddleford Truss

Location Map

Flume Bridge Location Map

Location
East of U.S. Route 3 in Lincoln over the Pemigewasset River at the junction of N.H. Route 175 and U.S. Route 3

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