SIXTEENTH OF A SERIES of Christmas Ornaments
The Blair bridge is located in the Town of Campton, New Hampshire and spans the Pemigewasset River. The bridge is 292'10" consisting of two clear spans of 139'3" and 131'0". It has an overall width of 20'2", and a maximum vertical clearance of 13'3". The first bridge at this location was built in 1829 at a cost of $1,000. The original bridge was destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt in 1869. The current bridge was built in 1977 and uses the long truss with arches architectural design.
NH Bridge Number & Historic Facts
New Hampshire Bridge Number 41. The construction of the current bridge was brought about when a doctor trying to ford the river on horseback found the current too strong. The horse drowned, but the doctor was saved. The town voted to build a bridge immediately. A sign was posted on the bridge indicating there was a fine of five dollars for riding or driving on the bridge faster than five miles per hour.The Blair Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Additional details and specifications:
- 3" wide x 2 1/2" high
- Detailed on both sides
- Includes a ribbon to hang the ornament
- Also includes a romance card that contains a description of the ornament