Mt. Orne Bridge
Looking southeast from near Lunenburg, Vermont, across the Connecticut River through the Mt. Orne Bridge into an area near Lancaster, New Hampshire. The borderline between the two states is the low water line on the west bank of the river. The Mt. Orne Bridge is mostly in New Hampshire with just a bit touching Vermont.
According to New Hampshire’s official website, The bridge is 266’3” long with an overall width of 20’6” with a roadway width of 14’5”. It has a maximum vertical clearance of 13’3”. It is posted for six tons.
Two accidents have closed the bridge. In 1969, a truck loaded with salt fell through the bridge and hit the frozen river below (the driver was unharmed.) And in June 2010, an oversized truck (on its way back to California) caused extensive damage to the bridge’s framing. It has been closed ever since.
The single lane bridge turns 100 in 2011.