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Great North Woods

Columbia Bridge #33

The Columbia Bridge was built in 1912 to replace an earlier bridge which had been destroyed by fire the previous year. The...

Groveton Bridge #32

The bridge was built by Captain Charles Richardson and his son. When U.S. Route 3 was reconstructed in 1939, the Groveton...

Happy Corner Bridge #35

Happy Corner was a bustling neighborhood in the late 1800s. At the Perry Stream crossing, there was a sawmill, a starch mill, a...

Mechanic Street Bridge #31

This bridge is also known as the Israels River Bridge. At a meeting on July 19, 1862, shortly after the construction of the...

Mt. Orne Bridge #30

The first bridge at this site was constructed in the 1860's or 70's to connect the towns of Lancaster, NH and Lunenburg, VT. The...

Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge #34

Of the remaining covered bridges in New Hampshire, the Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge is located the furthest north over the...

River Road Bridge #36

Little is known about this bridge and nothing has been recorded in the town records. It has now been bypassed. The bridge is...

Stark Bridge #37

The bridge was originally a simple Paddleford truss with a center pier. During the 1890's, high water removed the center pier...

White Mountains Region

Albany Bridge #49

The first bridge on this site was constructed in 1857 and destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. The bridge has wide shallow arches...

Bath Bridge #28

The first bridge at this site was destroyed by a flood in 1806. The second and third bridges were also destroyed by floods. A...

Bath-Haverhill Bridge #27

The Bath-Haverhill Bridge is the oldest authenticated covered bridge in New Hampshire. It is the first and only bridge to ever...

Blair Bridge #41

The first bridge at this location was built in 1829 at a cost of $1,000. That bridge was burned down by a man named Lem Parker...

Bump Bridge #43

The original Queenpost structure at this site was built in 1877. At one time the bridge was known as the Webber Bridge. The...

Clark's Trading Post Bridge #64

Clark's Bridge was originally built in Barre, Vermont as a part of the Barre Railroad, a short line railroad which ran between...

Flume Bridge #39

There has been much discussion about where this bridge was actually built. Some say it was built, used elsewhere, and later moved...

Jack-o-Lantern Covered Bridge

The Jack-o-Lantern covered bridge is located on the grounds of the Jack-o-Lantern Resort. The bridge was hand built by Milton...

Saco River Bridge #48

In 1850, Jacob Berry and Peter Paddleford built a covered bridge to replace a crudely framed log bridge that had collapsed at...

Sentinel Pine Bridge #38

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests built this bridge in 1939 and maintained it until it was transferred to...

Swift River Bridge #46

The first bridge on this site was built by John Douglass in 1850. It gave much needed access to the north using West Side Road...

Swiftwater Bridge #29

This is the fourth bridge to be constructed at this site over the Ammonoosuc River. The first bridge was built in 1810 and...

Turkey Jim's Bridge #42

The original covered bridge on this site was built in 1874. The bridge's name originates from farmer, Jim Cummings, whose...

Honeymoon Bridge #51

This covered bridge was built by Charles Austin Broughton and his son Frank. Charles Broughton lived on the Broughton dairy farm...

Bartlett Bridge #50

The bridge was abandoned and closed to traffic in 1939. In the 1950s, it was used to store snow fence. In 1966 the bridge and...

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

Bement Bridge #14

The Bement Bridge is the newest of three bridges at this location. Stephen H. Long, a Hopkinton native and U.S. Army Engineer,...

Blacksmith Shop Bridge #21

The Blacksmith Shop Bridge was used by only one family and given its name because of its close proximity to a local blacksmith...

Blow Me Down Bridge #23

Located south of Route 12A, one and one-half miles southwest of Plainfield Village on Mill Road in "Squag City" in Cornish. The...

Cilleyville Bridge #16

The Cilleyville bridge was the last covered, and probably the shortest built in the Town of Andover. Located in the Cilleyville...

Corbin Bridge #17

Destroyed by arson on May 27, 1993, the residents of Newport and surrounding communities donated time and resources to rebild the...

Cornish-Windsor Bridge #20

The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in...

Dalton Bridge #12

The structure was built in 183 by Joshua Sanborn. George Sawyer and Walter S. Davis built the abutments. It is one of the oldest...

Dingleton Hill Bridge #22

The Dingleton Hill bridge was built by James Tasker, who is known to have built at least eleven bridges in the area. It was...

Edgell Bridge #25

The Edgell Bridge was built by Walter Piper when he was just eighteen years old. It was assembled on the town common and moved...

Keniston Bridge #15

The Keniston Bridge was built by Albert R. Hamilton. The bridge's name came from a prominent family of that name who lived for...

McDermott Bridge #18

Three bridges previously stood on the site of the McDermott Bridge, which is also known as the Cold River Bridge. They were...

Meriden Bridge #24

The Meriden Bridge, also known as the Mill Bridge, spans the Blood Brook. The current bridge is the third one on this site. The...

Packard Hill Bridge #67

Between 1780 and 1790 an open timber bridge without railings was constructed at this location for Ichabod Packard. The bridge...

Pier Bridge #57

The current bridge was built in 1907 by the Boston and Maine Railroad to replace a wood lattice bridge constructed in 1871-1872...

Prentiss Bridge #19

The Prentiss Bridge, which spans Great Brook, was built by Albert S. Granger. This Town lattice truss, built in 1874, is the...

Waterloo Bridge #13

The structure was completely rebuilt in 1857 by Dutton Woods of Contoocook. It was rebuilt a second time in 1970, at a cost of...

Wright's Bridge #58

The bridge was built in 1906 by the Bridge and Building Department of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It replaced a wooden bridge...

Lakes Region

Durgin Bridge #45

The first bridge constructed at this site was built to replace the ford, located nearly a quarter mile upstream. The ford...

Smith Millennium Bridge #44

According to W. Edward White in his book Covered Bridges of New Hampshire, a Captain Charles Richardson built the first covered...

Squam River Bridge #65

This covered bridge replaces a steel and concrete bridge that was condemned by the state on River Street in Ashland. After the...

Sulphite Bridge #62

The existing structure replaced a framed trestle bridge erected here in 1891 or 1892 by the Franklin and Tilton Railroad. This...

Tannery Hill Bridge #68

This bridge spans the Gunstock Brook just north of the village proper in Gilford. The bridge was constructed by Tim Andrews and...

Whittier Bridge #46

This is the fifth bridge to be located at this site. The first bridge was a crude open timber bridge, according to Town Records.

Monadnock Region

Carleton Bridge #7

The current bridge was built in 1869. According to local tradition, the bridge was built by local barn builders since the truss...

Coombs #2

The bridge was named after its original builder and owner, Anthony Coombs. The Coombs Bridge once played an important role in...

County Bridge #8

In 1852, a Long truss covered bridge was built on this site by Charles Gray of Hancock. In March 1936, a disastrous flood...

Sawyer's Crossing Bridge #6

This structure is also known by the name Cresson. A celebration with a big dance on the bridge when it was reconstructed in...

Slate #4

The bridge name originates from the Slate family who lived on a farm along the river north of the bridge. It is the second bridge...

West Swanzey Bridge #5

There is a sidewalk on the south side of the bridge. The bridge was posted for six tons until the fall of 1990 at which time it...

Merrimack Valley

Brookline Covered Bridge

A part of this bridge was originally part of the entrance to the Covered Bridge Craft Store in Nashua, NH. When the store...

Henniker Bridge #63

The Henniker bridge was built by Milton Graton and his son Arnold in 1972 using traditional methods. For example, the framed...

Railroad Bridge - #10

The structure was originally built when the Concord and Claremont Railroad laid its first 33 miles of track from Concord to...

Rowell's Bridge #9

The bridge was built by Horace Childs of Henniker with the help of his brothers Enoch and Warren. The Burr type construction is...

Stowell Road Bridge

This little known bridge is one of the few located in the Merrimack Valley Region.

Seacoast Region

Cochecho River Footbridge

Built in 1996, this relatively new bridge allows hikers to cross the Cochecho River on their way around the Cochecho River Walk...

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