Ledyard Bridge (replaced) – Norwich VT to Hanover NH

Description

The second of the (now) three bridges to be designated Ledyard Bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Norwich, Vermont and Hanover, New Hampshire was financed in part by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA) during the Great Depression. The PWA supplied a grant of $8,697 for the project, whose total cost was $31,095 (according to a PWA document; other sources put it at $148,678; Living New Deal is unclear as to the discrepancy). Construction occurred between Oct. 1934 and Oct. 1935. The bridge was replaced in 1998.

PWA Docket No. 9088-Vt.

Source notes

Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 41.

"PWA Bridge Grant For Norwich," The Burlington Free Press, Oct. 17, 1934 (pg. 11): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/197890775/

Bridge Hunter: https://bridgehunter.com/nh/grafton/bh91339/ (accessed May 24, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 24, 2022.

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Location Info


W Wheelock St.
Hanover, NH

Coordinates: 43.703531, -72.299566

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