New Hampshire’s Covered Bridges

It’s that time of year when the iconic covered bridge brings holiday spirit and sentiment. Below is a list of lovely covered bridges found here in our New Hampshire backyard.

 

Blair Covered Bridge

Town: Campton (Grafton County)

The Blair Bridge is a wooden covered bridge originally built in 1829 that crosses the Pemigewasset River near Campton, New Hampshire.

 

Bath Covered Bridge

Town: Bath (Grafton County)

The Bath Covered Bridge is a historic bridge over the Ammonoosuc River off US 302 and NH 10 in Bath, New Hampshire. Built in 1832, it is one of its oldest surviving covered bridges.

Blow-Me-Down Bridge

Town: Cornish (Sullivan County)

The Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge carrying Lang Road over Blow-me-down Brook in the town of Cornish, near its northern border.

 

Bump Covered Bridge

Town: Campton (Grafton County)

Bump Covered Bridge is located on Bump Road and crosses over the Beebe River. Bump covered bridge was built in 1972, replacing the old Webber Bridge.

 

Edgell Covered Bridge

Town: Lyme (Grafton County)

Edgell Covered Bridge is located on River Road and crosses Clay Brook. The bridge was built in the late 1800s and is listed in the World Guide of Covered Bridges.

Albany Covered Bridge

Town: Albany (Carroll County)

The Albany Covered Bridge was first constructed in 1858 and spans across the Swift River. Over the years, many repairs and restorations have kept the bridge in serviceable condition today. The bridge is closed during the winter months, but foot traffic is welcomed and encouraged.

Image by Megan Zopf

Swift River Covered Bridge

Town: North Conway (Carroll County)

This landmark-covered bridge was built over the 19th century, with traditional trusses and arches. This is a must-visit spot in the area with outstanding views on both sides of the bridge.

 

Dalton Covered Bridge

Town: Warner (Merrimack County)

The Dalton Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge that carries Joppa Road over the Warner River. It is also known as the Joppa Road Bridge. There are pull-offs on both ends of the bridge and it is located in a quiet area with minimal traffic.

 

Henniker Bridge

Town: Henniker (Merrimack County)

New Henniker Bridge or New Bridge was a covered bridge in West Hopkinton, New Hampshire, which carried Henniker Road over the Contoocook River. The truss bridge was completed in 1863, and was the second bridge on the site.

 

Durgin Covered Bridge

Town: Sandwich (Carroll County)

The Durgin Bridge is a covered bridge carrying Durgin Bridge Road over the Cold River. Built in 1869, it is a rare surviving example of a Paddleford truss bridge, and one of the few surviving 19th-century covered bridges in New Hampshire.

Mount Orne Bridge

Town: Lancaster (Coos County)

The Mount Orne Bridge is a covered bridge over the Connecticut River between Lancaster, New Hampshire, and Lunenburg, Vermont.

Rowell’s Covered Bridge

Town: Hopkinton (Merrimack County)

Rowell’s Covered Bridge is a covered bridge in West Hopkinton, New Hampshire, which carries Rowell Bridge Road over the Contoocook River.

 

Coombs Covered Bridge

Town: Winchester (Cheshire County)

The Coombs Covered Bridge is a wooden bridge that carries Coombs Bridge Road over the Ashuelot River. It was built in 1837 and is one of the state’s small number of outliving 19th-century covered bridges.

 

Corbin Covered Bridge

Town: Newport (Sullivan County)

The Corbin Covered Bridge is a wooden bridge over the North Branch of the Sugar River on Corbin Road. It was built in 1845 and is listed in the World Guide of Covered Bridges. In May of 1993, the Corbin Bridge was devastated by a fire. The bridge was rebuilt soon after and remains in use today.

 

Honeymoon Covered Bridge

Town: Jackson (Carroll County)

Honeymoon Bridge is a wooden covered bridge over the Ellis River. This photogenic, red and white one-lane bridge, built-in 1876, situated on Village Road, crossed the Ellis River.

 

Hancock–Greenfield Bridge

Town: Greenfield (Hillsborough County)

The Hancock–Greenfield Bridge is a historic covered bridge carrying Forest Road over the Contoocook River.

Stark Covered Bridge

Town: Stark (Coos County)

The Stark Covered Bridge is a historic wooden bridge over the Upper Ammonoosuc River. It carries a connecting roadway that enters the Northside Road to New Hampshire Route 110. There is an area to pull over so you can explore the sceneries of this bridge.

 

Keniston Bridge

Town: Andover (Merrimack County)

The Keniston Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Andover, New Hampshire, carrying Bridge Street over the Blackwater River.

 

Bartlett Covered Bridge

Town: Bartlett (Carroll County)

The historic Bartlett Covered Bridge, which spans the Saco River, is one of only 53 covered bridges left in New Hampshire and was built in 1850. The Covered Bridge Shoppe is a gift shop located inside the Bartlett Covered Bridge that offers a collection of accessories, clothing, flags, wall art, home decor, candles, and more.

Flume Covered Bridge

Town: Lincoln (Grafton County)

This picturesque covered bridge is one of the oldest in the state. It was built in 1886 and has been restored many times.

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