Triangular Manhole Cover - Nashua, NH
Posted by: silverquill
N 42° 45.800 W 071° 26.894
19T E 299679 N 4737440
Quick Description: The city of Nashua, New Hampshire, installed the first triangular manhole cover in 1919, but has been phasing them out in recent years. This example is on Canal street just before the bridge over the Merrimack river entering Hudson.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 11:11:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM4FTF
The origin and reasons for the Nashua triangular manhole covers are varied, some involving principles of geomety and some as simple as preventing theft. One thing is certain - they don't rattle! And, they seem to be unique to Nashua, one of New Hampshire's largest cities.
Here is one article discussing these unique covers:
Three sides to city’s manhole story
The Nashua Historical Society has auctioned some of these, as they are being replaced. Another story on the origin of these tricorn covers can be found here:
TNashua’s triangular past up for auction