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Allenstown in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Suncook Connection Bridge

 
 
Suncook Connection Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
1. Suncook Connection Bridge Marker
Inscription.  In 1931, the N.H. State Highway Department built an unusual double-deck truss bridge over the Suncook River to remove traffic on the Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) from Main Street in Suncook Village. Designed by Harold E. Langley (1896-1991), an award winning department engtneer, the bridge allowed high-speed bypass travel on the upper deck while providing connections with the Suncook Valley Road (Buck Street) on the lower deck. It was the only double-deck bridge in N.H. when it was replaced in 2007. Local sentiment persuaded highway officials to build a similar but larger span.
 
Erected 2008 by NH Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources - Div. of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 0211.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 43° 7.832′ N, 71° 26.753′ W. Marker is in Allenstown, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on Turnpike Street, on the right. The marker is below Allenstown Road (U.S. Route 3) and is on the bank of the Suncook
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By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
2. Suncook Connection Bridge Marker
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River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suncook NH 03275, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George M. Lamiette Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Suncook Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Josie Langmaid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Portsmouth & Concord Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pembroke Street / Watering Trough (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1790 Milestone (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert Frost in Allenstown / Buck Street Mills (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Suncook Connection Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
3. Suncook Connection Bridge
Secondary Marker on the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
4. Secondary Marker on the Bridge
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By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
5. Suncook Connection Bridge Marker
A favorite gathering spot for water fowl.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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