New Hampshire Roads - NH 12
And some in the other direction.
NB following the South Branch of the Ashuelot River.
Webb Depot Rd. heading north from NH 12 under an abandoned railroad.
NB at and turning onto NH 101. Then NH 10 joins along, and then, mysteriously, NH 101 ends at NH 9. If the route continues across the south side of Keene for continuity, it may as well continue along NH 9 all the way to Vermont. If not, the last sign could be much less awkward without it.
SB from an abandoned church to the same eastern NH 12/101 intersection. The mountain is Monadnock, and it's 10 miles away.
The Bridge St. crossing to Bellows Falls, VT, in deteriorating condition and thus closed. There's still a bridge open to the north to keep the states connected. The bridge plaque on the south parapet (third photo) is a variation on the poem "A Bridge Builder" by Will Allen Dromgoole (original words in brackets, where changed):
There followeth after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way
This stream [chasm] that has been a joy [naught] to me
To that fair-haired youth might [may] a pitfall be
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.
(Note that "Will Allen" was actually a woman...)
Just to the north, there's another interesting bridge, seen heading SB, carrying a spur rail line across from VT.
The north side of Bridge St. is deteriorated enough to allow plenty of views of the arch bridge and the Connecticut River below.
One last view from there, south along the river.
Not much farther north, by the still-open road crossing and still in North Walpole, this is a railroad truss for the mainline that crosses the aforementioned spur line and takes Amtrak up the Connecticut River. (It crosses back to Vermont farther to the north.) It was built by the Fitchburg Railroad Company in 1899. (St. Peter Church was not built by self-same company.)
SB in Charleston leaving NH 11 (see link below), past the United Methodist Church.
NH 11 and NH 12/11
NH 103 and NH 12/103
Into Vermont on 12
Into Massachusetts on 12
Onto NH 101
Onto NH 10
To NH 9
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