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Near Hart's Location in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Frankenstein Trestle

 
 
Frankenstein Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, September 11, 2010
1. Frankenstein Trestle Marker
Inscription.
The high steel trestle above was built in 1893 to replace a wrought iron trestle of 1875, and was strengthened in 1930 and 1950. Named for American Artist Godfrey N. Frankenstein (1820-1873), the adjacent cliff and gulf were formidable barriers to completion of the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad, later the Maine Central, which connected Portland, ME, and the Great Lakes. Trains used the trestle until 1983. It now carries excursion trains through Crawford Notch.
 
Erected 2009 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 0213.)
 
Location. 44° 9.368′ N, 71° 21.823′ W. Marker is near Hart's Location, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is on Crawford Notch Road (U.S. 302), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker was located just off US Route 302. The parking area is unpaved. The pole that the marker was attached to is still standing and a highway sign alerting travelers to a "Historical Landmark Ahead" is still posted. Marker is in this post office area: Bartlett NH 03812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sawyer's Rock
Frankenstein Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 5, 2014
2. Frankenstein Trestle Marker
Marker had been reported missing. It has been restored.
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference (approx. 8 miles away); Mount Washington Summit (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 9.3 miles away); Zealand and James Everell Henry (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Frankenstein Trestle. The Frankenstein trestle is best viewed in the winter and early spring. Foliage during the summer and fall largely prevent you from seeing the trestle.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Frankenstein Trestle. In 1867, a group of Maine businessmen, including a former governor, formed the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad Company for the purpose of building a rail line from Portland, Maine, to Ogdensburg, New York. (Submitted on October 20, 2010.) 

2. The Frankenstein Trestle. A waymarking post showing the marker before going missing. (Submitted on July 7, 2011.) 

3. Mountain Division / Maine Central Railroad. (Submitted on July 14, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Conway Scenic Railroad
Frankenstein Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 5, 2014
3. Frankenstein Trestle Marker
Northward View
. Only the longest excursions cross the trestle. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
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Frankenstein Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 5, 2014
4. Frankenstein Trestle Marker
Northward view, different angle.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 5, 2014
5. Frankenstein Trestle
Some of the trestle deckline may be seen through the top of the closest trees on the far side of US 302.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
6. Frankenstein Trestle
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
7. Frankenstein Trestle
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
8. Frankenstein Trestle
Danger! Do not trespass! This track is active. Photographer is an employee of the railroad.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
9. Frankenstein Trestle
Danger. Do not trespass. This track is active. Photographer is an employee of the railroad.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
10. Frankenstein Trestle
Danger. Do not trespass. This track is active. Photographer is an employee of the railroad.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
11. Frankenstein Trestle
Danger. Do not trespass. This track is active. Photographer is an employee of the railroad.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
12. Frankenstein Trestle
Danger! Do not trespass! This track is active. Photographer is an employee of the railroad.
Frankenstein Trestle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, Conductor, CSRR, September 5, 2014
13. Frankenstein Trestle
Danger. Do not trespass. This track is active. Photographer is an employee of the railroad.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2010, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on October 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1. submitted on June 20, 2014.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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