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Mount Orne CB Perspective by Hoyle Tanner

New Hampshire State Map with Seal


John, Joe,

I read the article on the MT Orne bridge and thought you might be interested in our experiences with the bridge.

We looked at the bridge last summer for the Town’s insurance company after a truck hit it on May 9, 2005. It was very similar to this latest incident where a truck damaged the NH portal framing.

I looked at the bridge again about two months ago and the repairs to the portal looked very good. I’ve included a few photos from 2005 to show the damage we found; See the photos below.

As an aside, the truck shown in the picture looks like it may weigh more than 6 tons (a lot more). According to the secretary at Town Hall the bridge is currently closed.

Sean James, P.E.
Project Manager
Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
Manchester, NH 03101

Mount Orne Covered Bridge NH portal
A view of the NH portal (what remains of it) and posting
Mount Orne Covered Bridge interior
Interior of the bridge
Mount Orne Covered Bridge NH portal damage
Portal damage (NHDOT Bridge Maintenance had removed most of the loose portal framing)
Mount Orne Covered Bridge Vermont portal
A view of the VT portal & posting signs


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