Covered Bridges – Dartmouth Lake Sunapee

Dartmouth Lake Sunapee NH Covered Bridges

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New Hampshire has long been known for its remarkable historic covered bridges, which are scattered throughout the state and practically a trademark of New England life. “Kissing Bridges”, as some affectionately call them, are all unique unto themselves. They can reflect the town that they reside in, the artist or architect that designed them, and even the period that they were built in. Ask us about Dartmouth – Sunapee NH Covered Bridges or comments. To feature your business, contact us.

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Cleyville (1887 – 53 ft.)
Crosses: Pleasant Stream
Location: Jct of NH Rte 11 and NH Rte 4A
Town lattice truss – Foot traffic, highway bypass in 1959

Keniston (1882 – 64 ft. 6 in.)
Crosses: Blackwater River
Location: South of US Rte 4, 1 mile west of Andover village
Town lattice truss, granite abutments built by Albert R. Hamilton.
Cost: $745.57

Bradford

Bement (1854 – 60 ft. 6 in.)
Crosses: West branch of Warner River
Location: Intersection of NH Rte 103 and Rte 114
Long truss, newest of four that span the Warner River.
Original cost: $500

Cornish

Blacksmith Shop (1881- 91 ft.)
Crosses: Millbrook, Cornish City
Location: 3 miles east of NH Rte 12A.
Multiple kingpost truss. Built in Town Hall Yard by James Tasker, could neither read nor write.

Blow-Me-Down (1877 – 85 ft. 9 in.)
Crosses: Blow-Me-Down Brook
Location: South of NH Rte 12a, 1 1/2 miles southwest of Plainfield Village
Multiple kingpost truss, built by James Tasker.

Dingleton (1882 – 77 ft. 9 in.)
Crosses: Millbrook, Cornish Mills
Location: 1 ile east of NH Rte 12A
Multiple kingpost truss. Built in schoolhouse yard by James Tasker.

Windsor, VT (1866 – 2-span 449 ft. 5 in.) Now the longest covered bridge in the U.S.
Crosses: Connecticut River
Location: West of NH Rte 12A, 5 miles south of Plainfield Village
Town lattice truss. Fourth bridge on this site. Built in 1796, destroyed by floods in 1824, 1848, and 1866.
Built in 1866 by James Tasker and Bela Fletcher. Designated National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1970 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Langdon

McDermott (1869 – 81 ft.)
Crosses: Cold River
Location: North of NH Rte 123A, 2 miles north of Alstead Village
Town lattice truss, auxiliary arch, built by Albert Granger. Foot traffic only, highway bypass in 1964.

Drewsville (1874 – 34 ft. 6 in.)
Crosses: Great Brook
Location: 1 mile south of NH Rte 12A at Langdon Village
Town lattice truss, shortest covered bridge to cover a highway in New Hampshire. Foot trafic, bypassed by a highway in 1955

Lebanon

Packard Hill (1991 – 76 ft.)
Crosses: Mascoma River
Location: Riverside Drive, Lebanon
Howe trusses bilt by the Graton Association. Inside width and heigt 15 ft. by 12 ft. with a sidewalk on the upstream side. This bridge replace the Bailey Bridge (1952) with replaced an earlier bridge built in 1878.

Lyme

Edgell (1885 – 132 ft.)
Crosses: Clay Brook
Location: 1 mile south of NH Rte 12, 2 miles south of Orford Village.
Town lattic truss, built by Walter and J.C. Piper. The trusses were constructed on Lyme Common and transported to the site of the bridge- a precursor to prefabrication.

Newport

Corbin (1845 – 96 ft. 2 in.)
Crosses: Croyden Branch of the Sugar River
Location: one-half mile west of NH Rte 10, north of Newport Village.
Town lattice truss. Destroyed by arson in 1993, rebuilt in 1994.

Pier or Chandler Station (1871 – 2-span 216 ft. 7 in.)
Crosses: Sugar River
Location: East of Chandler Station
Double town lattice truss, rebuilt 1896

Wright’s (1895 – 122 ft.)
Crosses: Sugar River
Location: West of Chandler Station
Town lattice truss, later added laminated arch.

Plainfield

Meriden (1880 – 80 ft.)
Crosses: Blood’s Brook
Location: 1 mile northwest of NH Rte 120 at Meriden
Multiple kingpost truss, originally built by J. Tasker for $300. Restored to a 15 ton capacity in 1963 using steel stringer. New roof erected in 1977.

Warner

Dalton (1963 – 76 ft. 6 in.)
Crosses: Warner River
Location: South of NH Rte 103 at Warner Village
Multiple kingpost truss, auxiliary queens to truss. Originally built in 1853.

Waterloo (1972 – 76 ft. 4 in.)
Crosses: Warner River
Location: South of NH Rte 103, 2 miles west of Warner Village
Town lattice truss. Originally built in the 1840’s.

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Discover great NH Covered Bridges in every region. Great North Woods, White Mountains, Lakes Region, Dartmouth-Sunapee, Monadnock, Merrimack Valley and Seacoast.

Discover great NH Covered Bridges in every region. Great North Woods, White Mountains, Lakes Region, Dartmouth-Sunapee, Monadnock, Merrimack Valley and Seacoast.

Great North Woods NH Covered Bridges
Berlin, Colebrook, Errol, Dixville, Lancaster, Pittsburg
White Mountain NH Covered Bridges
North Conway, Lincoln, Woodstock, Littleton, Franconia, Gorham, Jackson, Sugar Hill, Whitefield, Waterville Valley
Lakes Region NH Covered Bridges
Laconia, Rochester, Plymouth, Ossipee, Meredith, Ashland, Wolfeboro, Bristol, Winnipesaukee
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Lebanon, Hanover, Claremont, Newport, Tilton, Lyme, Plainfield, Newport
Monadnock NH Covered Bridges
Keene, Peterborough, Fitzwilliam, Westmoreland, Chesterfield
Merrimack Valley NH Covered Bridges
Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Salem, Derry, New London, Merrimack, Loudon
Seacoast NH Covered Bridges
Portsmouth, Dover, Durham, Hampton, Exeter, Rye, Hampton Beach

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