Bath-Haverhill Bridge #27
May 23. 2013 3:25PM
The Bath-Haverhill Bridge is the oldest authenticated covered bridge in New Hampshire. It is the first and only bridge to ever be built at this site. The bridge sustained damage from ice in 1980 and someone attempted to burn the bridge, unsuccessfully, on the night of September 11, 1983.
Year of Construction: - 1829
Original Cost: - Approximately $2,400 equally divided between the Town of Haverhill and the Town of Bath.
One-quarter mile north of U.S. Route 302 in Woodsville Village on N.H. Route 135 over the Ammonoosuc River.
Town lattice truss with arches (two pan) - salt box type. The bridge is 256'3" long and has two spans of 104'0"; and 120'9". It has an overall width of 26'8", a roadway width of 14'2", and a maximum vertical clearance of 10'11". There is a sidewalk on the north side of the structure. The bridge is posted for three tons, passenger cars only.