New Hampshire Covered Bridges

Picture of the Covered Bridge, Jackson, NH

Covered Bridge, Jackson, NH

There are 54 covered bridges in the state of New Hampshire. Most are still open to vehicular traffic but there are typically weight and height restrictions. Because of their historic significance, not to mention their quaint beauty, they became the first type of historic structures protected by the State of New Hampshire in 1963.

Most of these bridges were originally built in the 1800s, although some were built as recently as the 1990s.

New Hampshire Covered Bridges Quick Facts

  • Total number of covered bridges: 54
  • Town with the most covered bridges: Cornish (4), Swanzey (4)
  • Oldest covered bridge: The Carleton Bridge in Swanzey (1789) followed by the Prentiss bridge (1791) in Langdon
  • Newest covered bridge: The Packard Hill Bridge in Lebanon (1991)
  • Longest covered bridge: The Cornish-Windsor Bridge (449′ 5″) between Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT, followed by the Bath Bridge (374′ 6″) in Bath
  • Shortest covered bridge: The Prentiss bridge (34′ 6″) in Langdon

List of New Hampshire Covered Bridges

  • Albany, NH:
    • Albany Bridge – Built in 1858. 120′ 0″ long. On Dugway Road in Albany over the Swift River.
  • Andover, NH:
    • Cilleyville Bridge – Built in 1887. 53′ 0″ long. At the junction of NH Route 11 and NH Route 4A over Pleasant Brook.
    • Keniston Bridge – Built in 1882. 64′ 6″ long. On Lorden Road over the Blackwater River.
  • Ashland, NH:
    • Squam River Bridge – Built in 1990. 61′ 0″ long. On River Street over the Squam River.
  • Bartlett, NH:
    • Bartlett Bridge – Built in 1851. 166′ 10″ long. West of US Route 302, four and one-half miles east of Bartlett Village over the Saco River. Near Covered Bridge Lane.
  • Picture of the Bath Haverhill Covered Bridge

    The Bath Haverhill Covered Bridge

    Bath, NH:

    • Bath Bridge – Built in 1832. 374′ 6″ long. On Pettyboro Road in Bath over the Ammonoosuc River.
    • Bath-Haverhill Bridge – Built in 1829. 256′ 3″ long. On NH Route 135 over the Ammonoosuc River.
    • Swiftwater Bridge – Built in 1849. 158′ 4″ long. On Valley Road over the Ammonoosuc River.
  • Bradford, NH:
    • Bement Bridge – Built in 1854. 60′ 6″ long. On the Bradford Center Road over the Warner River
  • Campton, NH:
    • Blair Bridge – Built in 1869. 292′ 10″ long. On Blair Road spanning the Pemigewasset River.
    • Bump Bridge – Built in 1972. 68′ 4″ long. On Bump Road over the Beebe River.
    • Turkey Jim’s Bridge – Built in 1958. 60′ 6″ long. On Old Stephans Road over the West Branch Brook.
  • Columbia, NH & Lemington, VT:
    • Columbia Bridge – Built in 1912. 145′ 9″ long. On Columbia Bridge Road over the Connecticut River between Columbia, NH and Lemington, VT.
  • Conway, NH:
    • Saco River Bridge – Built in 1890. 224′ 9″ long. On NH Route 153 overs the Saco River.
    • Swift River Bridge – Built in 1870. 129′ 4″ long. One-half mile north of NH Route 16 off of West Side Road over the Swift River.
  • Cornish, NH:
    • Blacksmith Shop Bridge – Built in 1881. 91′ 0″ long. On Town House Road over Mill Brook.
    • Blow-Me-Down Bridge – Built in 1877. 85′ 9″ long. On Mill Road over a deep gorge on the Blow-Me-Down Brook.
    • Dingleton Hill Bridge – Built in 1882. 77′ 9″ long. On Root Hill Road over Mill Brook.
  • Picture of the Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge Across the Connecticut River

    The Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge

    Cornish, NH & Windsor, VT:

    • Cornish-Windsor Bridge – Built in 1866. 449′ 5″ long. On the Cornish Toll Bridge Road over the Connecticut River between the towns of Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT.
  • Franklin, NH:
    • Sulphite Bridge – Built in 1896. 180′ 0″ long. On the Boston and Maine Railroad line over the Winnipesaukee River.
  • Hancock and Greenfield, NH:
    • County Bridge – Built in 1937. 86′ 6″ long. On the Hancock-Greenfield Road over the Contoocook River.
  • Henniker, NH:
    • Henniker Bridge – Built in 1972. 136′ 7″ long. South of NH Route 9 in Henniker Village over the Contoocook River.
  • Hopkinton, NH:
    • Railroad Bridge – Built in 1849. 140′ 1″ long. On the old Concord and Claremont Railroad line spanning the Contoocook River.
    • Rowell’s Bridge – Built in 1853. 164′ 6″ long. On Clement Hill Road over the Contoocook River.
  • Jackson, NH:
    Picture of the Covered Bridge in Jackson, NH

    Honeymoon Bridge, Jackson, NH

    • Honeymoon Bridge – Built in 1876. 121′ 1″ long. On Village Street in Jackson Village over the Ellis River.
  • Lancaster, NH:
    • Mechanic Street Bridge – Built in 1862. 94′ 3″ long. On Mechanic Street over the Israels River.
  • Lancaster, NH & Lunenburg, VT:
    • Mt.Orne Bridge – Built in 1911. 266′ 3″ long. On South Lancaster Road over the Connecticut River between Lancaster, NH and Lunenburg, VT
  • Langdon, NH:
    • McDermott Bridge – Built in 1869. 81′ 0″ long. North of NH Route 123A, two miles north of Alstead Village.
    • Prentiss Bridge – Built in 1791. 34′ 6″ long. On Old Cheshire Turnpike over Great Brook.
  • Lebanon , NH:
    • Packard Hill Bridge – Built in 1991. 76′ 0″ long. On Riverside Drive over the Mascoma River.
  • Lincoln, NH:
    • Flume Bridge – Built in 1871. 50′ 0″ long. At the junction of NH Route 175 and US Route 3 over the Pemigewasset River.
    • Sentinel Pine Bridge – Built in 1939. 60′ 5″ long. Over the Flume Gorge at the pool in Lincoln.
  • Lyme, NH:
    • Edgell Bridge – Built in 1885. 132′ 0″ long. On River Road in Lyme over the Clay Brook.
  • Newport, NH:
    • Corbin Bridge – Built in 1845. 96′ 2″ long. On North Newport Road over the Croydon Branch of the Sugar River.
    • Pier Bridge – Built in 1907. 216′ 7″ long. On the Concord and Claremont Railroad line over the Sugar River.
    • Wright’s Bridge – Built in 1906. 123′ 9″ long. On the Concord and Claremont Railroad line over the Sugar River.
  • North Woodstock, NH:
    • Clark’s Bridge – Built in 1904. 116′ 0″ long. On Clark’s Short Steam Railroad over the Pemigewasset River.
  • Northumberland, NH:
    • Groveton Bridge – Built in 1852. 126′ 0″ long. In the village of Groveton over the Ammonoosue River.
  • Ossipee, NH:
    • Whittier Bridge – Built in 1870. 132′ 7″ long. On NH Route 125 over the Bearcamp River.
  • Pittsburg, NH:
    • Happy Corner Bridge – Built in 1869. 60′ 6″ long. On Hill Road over Perry Stream.
    • River Road Bridge – Built in 1858. 50′ 6″ long. On the road to Lake Francis State Park over Perry Stream.
  • Pittsburg-Clarksville, NH:
    • Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge – Built in 1876. 88′ 6″ long. On Bacon Road over the Connecticut River between the towns of Pittsburg and Clarksville.
  • Plainfield, NH:
    • Meriden Bridge – Built in 1880. 80′ 0″ long. On Colby Hill Road over Blood Brook.
  • Plymouth, NH:
    • Smith Bridge – Built in 1850. 149′ 2″ long. On Smith Bridge Road over the Baker River.
  • Sandwich, NH:
    • Durgin Bridge – Built in 1869. 96′ 0″ long. On Durgin Road over the Cold River.
  • Stark, NH:
    • Stark Bridge – Built in 1862. 134′ 1″ long. On North Road over the Ammonoosuc River.
Picture of the West Swanzey Covered Bridge c. 1915

The West Swanzey Covered Bridge c. 1915

  • Swanzey, NH:
    • Carleton Bridge – Built in 1789. 67′ 3″ long. On Carleton Road over the Ashuelot River.
    • Sawyers Crossing Bridge – Built in 1859. 158′ 5″ long. On Sawyer’s Crossing Road over the Ashuelot River.
    • Slate Bridge – Built in 1862. 142′ 3″ long. On Westport Village Road over the Ashuelot River.
    • West Swanzey Bridge – Built in 1832. 136′ 10″ long. On Main Street over the Ashuelot River.
  • Warner, NH:
    • Dalton Bridge – Built in 1853. 76′ 6″ long. On Joppa Road spanning the Warner river.
    • Waterloo Bridge – Built in 1840. 76′ 4″ long. On New Market Road over the Warner River.
  • Winchester, NH:
    • Ashuelot Bridge – Built in 1864. 169′ long. On Bolton Road over the Ashuelot River.
    • Coombs Bridge – Built in 1837. 106′ 6″ long. On Old Westport Road over the Ashuelot River.

Additional New Hampshire Covered Bridge Resources

For more in-depth information on New Hampshire’s covered bridges see the following:

The picture of the Bath Haverhill Covered Bridge is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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