Janice Peaslee Bridge
Coordinates44°39′6.69″N 71°33′45″W / 44.6518583°N 71.56250°W / 44.6518583; -71.56250Coordinates: 44°39′6.69″N 71°33′45″W / 44.6518583°N 71.56250°W / 44.6518583; -71.56250
CarriesPedestrian and vehicular traffic
CrossesConnecticut River
LocaleStratford, New Hampshire to Maidstone, Vermont
Characteristics
DesignPin-connected steel & wrought iron Pratt through truss bridge[1]
Load limit20 tons
History
Opened1893, 2005
Closed1990[2]
Location

The Janice Peaslee Bridge (formerly known as the Maidstone-Stratford Hollow Bridge[3]) is a pin-connected steel & wrought iron Pratt through truss bridge crossing the Connecticut River between Stratford, New Hampshire and Maidstone, Vermont.

History and construction

The bridge was originally completed in 1893 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Connecticut. It was closed "temporarily" in 1990 for safety reasons.[2] Due to the perseverance of Vermont State Representative Janice L. Peaslee, it underwent a total rebuild which was completed in 2005.

In order to facilitate reconstruction of the abutments, the bridge was placed on land for repairs while the foundations were rebuilt and a new approach was created.

Since the bridge was resurrected as a result of Janice Peaslee's efforts, the bridge was renamed in her honor in 2006.

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