Historic Iron and Steel Bridges of New Hampshire


Thursday, April 23 at 6:45 p.m.The metal bridges built from the 1860’s through the 1930’s were some of the largest and most impressive crossings ever built in the state, corresponding with nationwide trends and a shift of bridge building design and technology.

Glenn Knoblock will discuss the oft-forgotten metal bridges, made of iron first, then steel, that began to replace New Hampshire’s covered bridges beginning in the 1860’s. Today, these structures have dwindled greatly in number and many are in danger of being lost, while others, like the Portsmouth-Kittery Memorial Bridge, will soon be replaced. Though those that remain today are often seen as rusted and unsightly relics of the past, this program makes a case for their preservation and continued presence in our landscape.

This event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

This New Hampshire Humanities Council event is co-sponsored by the Hooksett Historical Society and the Hooksett Library.

There will be a brief 10-15 minute business meeting for the Hooksett Historical Society beginning at 6:30 p.


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