More Covered Bridges

(Bath NH)
Found a few more covered bridges; this time in New England. The three seen were all from the early 1800s, built with wood, and one lane as they were originally intended for use by horse and wagon.

More Covered Bridges – Haverhill to Bath

Haverhill-Bath bridge was constructed in 1827 to connect the villages of Haverhill and Bath; but now is found in Woodsville. Two sections spanning 256ft, with a stone pier in the middle, stretches over the Ammonoosuc River. It’s thought to be the oldest existing covered bridge in the state, and now used for foot traffic only.

Bath Bridge
Waterfall Below Bath Bridge

The Bath covered bridge was built in 1832, and has four spans totally 390ft over the Ammonoosuc River. The location over a waterfall below has seen four prior bridges going back to 1794.

Swiftwater Bridge
Falls by Swiftwater Bridge

Down the road a ways was the Swiftwater bridge. It has existed since 1849 over the Wild Ammonoosuc River as a single span of 173ft. Again there were three earlier spans on the site going back to 1810. A rocky waterfall drops near the spot.

Camp: Wayside Inn
Scene: Bridges, waterfalls

Also see: Covered Bridges

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2 Responses to More Covered Bridges

  1. Bradford D Harris November 9, 2019 at 9:43 pm #

    Awesome pictures, Pleinguy! The covered bridges bring back memories of the movie “The Bridges of Madison County” (there are 6 in Madison County, Iowa. They are such unique, beautiful, charming structures. Thanks for posting these neat photos!

    • Pleinguy November 9, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

      I find them interesting. They make me contemplate and appreciate history.

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