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.
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.
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.
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