Iron Furnace or Delage Bridge - Franconia, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 44° 13.801 W 071° 45.285
19T E 279993 N 4901111
Quick Description: This lenticular type arch bridge is currently the oversized support for a pedestrian bridge by an old iron furnace.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2015 6:56:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMPEKZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Franconia, off NH Route 116, is this bridge commonly known as the iron works bridge.

The bridge is located at a pull-off on the west side of the road and is just south of the intersection of Route 116 and Sugar Hill Road. There is a small structure that is a museum by the parking area. Across the river is the ruins of an old iron furnace. To the left, off the grassy area by the museum is the bridge.

The bridge is an iron, lenticular pony truss bridge structure that is currently supporting a smaller pedestrian bridge made of wood. The 'lens' shape is visible in the trusses, though nature is growing around it and may soon obscure some of the beams.

The bridge was made by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut. The original location was over the Ham branch on the Delage Farm Road. ID: BH 56220
Date Built: 1/1/1889

Length of Span:
56 ft.


Parking Coordinates:: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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