New Hampshire Roads - NH 10




Coombs Bridge Rd. EB in Winchester over its eponymous bridge.


Westport Village Rd. WB at a former wye to NH 10 SB in Swanzey. Still striped, but almost some guy's lawn.


Looking east from the stub at the graded tie-in to Westport Village Rd.


The "TO" could be placed in a more understandable position, as it only applies to NH 9, and what's also odd is that NH 101 will only make it to the 9/10/12 intersection before ending. It may as well end where it meets NH 12, except NHDOT is trying to get people across the state using as few routes as possible. (I-92 would have made that even easier.)


Another white-background shield, past the one atop this page.


Strange assembly using only the numbers and not the shields, but it's not alone in West Lebanon. Visit the US 4 page via the big link below to see multiplex photos and some more strange assemblies.


NH 10 turns silently here with NH 120 to avoid Dartmouth. Obviously, originally 10 went straight through the college (the road hasn't been cut off or anything), or else NH 120 wouldn't be signed as if it begins here. The shield is that old, too, possibly older than the first standalone reassurance on NH 120 (see link at bottom).


A pair of older shields by the rotary of the Hanover Country Club, and one farther north.


SB at East Thetford Rd. in Lyme.


Southbound and then facing west on the northbound side, in the town of Orford. The paint has held up much better on the second sign; the two are basically identical. Orford has a third older-than-dirt sign facing the bridge out of Vermont on NH 25A - click to see it.


Old traffic sign, and a multiplex breakup with no supporting signs (like which direction each road goes), both SB. In New Hampshire, the proper way to sign a suffixed route is with the letter on the bottom, not next to the numerals. There is no stretched NH shield, and unlike RIDOT, NHDOT will probably keep it that way.


In the other direction, taken in 1980 in Piermont by Michael Summa.


SB (first two photos) and NB (last two) at the town line, all on the SB side of the road. The "T" for "town" was added separately, since these signs are made generically for other types of lines (state and possibly county, as little as counties matter in New England).


The old town hall of Haverhill at School St. just north of where NH 25 leaves NH 10.


Official and unofficial takes at a Connecticut River crossing you'll never get to use, from Haverhill to S. Newbury, VT. It's pretty sad to spend years restoring a bridge and have it blown away the same year it's completed.


The remaining pier and western abutment, all set up to bear the weight of the wooden arches bearing on them.
Walking up the old bridge approach, looking right and left at the top of the eastern abutment.


Down to river level, looking up at the massive abutment. Would have been nice to see a bridge coming off of it.


This unusual sign is on the southbound side, with the second photo taken northbound for clarity. That's the Old Man in the Mountain (who has since died) in the triangle. This appears therefore to be some sort of official state highway seal, dating who knows how many decades ago, before the advent of green-background signs. Given that NH 10 runs along the CT River for many a mile and never crosses it, this is an arbitrary place for the sign, with not even a parking area to get out and look around. I would love more information on this sign, including whether there are or were any others like it and what that triangular seal means.


Briefly sharing a SB I-89 concurrency.


Older street signs at the beginning of NH 10A, a short connector to Vermont from Hanover. I'll get a clearer version when I'm not being watched by a police car.


Courtesy Doug Kerr, SB (not WB) along the US 302 duplex. NH 10 does not turn east-west just because it's multiplexed with an east-west route, and that 302 shield looks old, squished, warped... hand painted? Also, VT isn't the only state that can claim old Vermont I-91 shields; this one is probably on permanent loan from VTAOT, and may very well be 18x18.

Onto US 4 and 4/NH 10
Onto NH 10A

Into Massachusetts on 10
Onto NH 12
Onto NH 101
To NH 9
Onto NH 120
Onto I-89 alone
Onto US 302
To I-91 (in Vermont)
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