Contoocook Railroad Bridge and Depot - Hopkinton NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 43° 13.399 W 071° 42.848
19T E 279573 N 4789191
Quick Description: Near the intersection of Rte. 127 and Rte 103 in Contoocook.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2009 5:58:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM7C0K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
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Built in 1889 on the granite abutments of an older span, this is the world’s oldest surviving covered railroad bridge. It was probably designed by Boston & Maine Railroad engineer Jonathan Parker Snow (1848-1933) and built by carpenter David Hazelton (1832-1908). Under Snow, the Boston & Maine utilized wooden bridges on its branch lines until after 1900, longer than any other major railroad. The nearby depot was built in 1850 on the earlier Concord & Claremont Railroad, which was acquired by the Boston & Maine in 1887.

Official Marker Number: 195

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Hopkinton

Date Marker Established: 2005

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