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Meriden / Mill Bridge - NH-10-08
Plainfield, NH - Sullivan County

Photo of Meriden Bridge Elevaion View
Photo of Meriden Bridge

Photo of Meriden Bridge Portal
Photo Meriden Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Connecticut River Valley
County:  Sullivan
Town:  Plainfield
Locality:  Plainfield Village
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 43 33.015
W 72 14.396
Owner:  Unknown
Bridge Carries:  Colby Hill Road
Bridge Crosses:  Blood Brook
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Multiple Kingpost
Year Built:  1880
Builder:  James Tasker
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  80'0"
Spans:  36'9" and 29'3"
Width: 16'7"
Roadway Width: 13'3"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: Unknown
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-11"
World Guide No.: 29-10-08
New Hampshire No.: 24
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Eligible

Description
The Meriden Bridge is a two span Multi-Kingpost Truss with a total length of 80'0". The spans are 36'-9" and 29'-3". It carries Colby Hill Road over Blood Brook in the town of Plainfield. This bridge was built in 1880.

Photography
The portals are easy to photograph because there is light vehicular traffic. The side view photos are difficult from the shoreline above the brook which is in a gorge.

Parking
Large Parking area available on right side of Colby Hill Road before crossing the bridge.


Truss

Photo of Meriden Bridge Truss
Multi Kingpost Truss

Location Map

Location Map for Meriden Bridge


Location
1.0 mile northwest of NH120 in Meriden Village on Colby Hill Road. This bridge is in the Town of Plainfield, Sullivan County.

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