A state with as much water as New Hampshire is guaranteed to have some pretty spectacular bridges. From the quaint to the modern, New Hampshire is full of amazing bridges that you’ll want to cross. Take a moment on your way across to take in the beauty of New Hampshire.
1. Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, Portsmouth
This vertical lift bridge isn't much to look at (although the lift section is interesting). However, it is now illuminated with a cutting-edge light show that makes it truly beautiful at night.
2. The Windsor-Cornish Covered Bridge, Cornish
This bridge from 1866 was the longest covered bridge in the country until 2008. The span over the Connecticut River is a construction marvel and will transport you to a simpler time. Plus, the views into Vermont are breathtaking.
3. Pedestrian Bridge, Claremont
This bridge over the Sugar River is nestled between two waterfall sections. When the river is flowing quickly, the sound and spray from the river helps you imagine what life was like in the hayday of this mill town.
4. The Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge, Hinsdale
Another bridge over the Connecticut River, this one is more modern. The view of the widening river and the steep mountains is spectacular.
5. Rocky Gorge Foot Bridge, Albany
Rocky Gorge has always been a popular spot on the Kancamagus Highway, but the recently added foot bridge over the Swift River makes the spot even more special. From the bridge you can see the waterfalls along the Swift River and the White Mountains.
6. Happy Corner Covered Bridge, Pittsburg
This one you'll want to walk across just for its name. Of course, the scenery is also beautiful, but the name is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
7. Piscataqua River Bridge, Portsmouth
The bridge that carries Interstate 95 from Portsmouth to Kittery Maine provides amazing views looking over the Piscataqua River and into the White Mountains.
8. Granite Town Rail Trail Bridge, Brookline
Many rail trails that run through New Hampshire feature old railway bridges. This covered bridge on the Granite Town Rail Trail is quintessential New Hampshire.
9. Narrows Bridge, Tamworth
This bridge over an outlet of Lake Chocurua has a view fit for a king. In addition, the charming bridge has a beautifully detailed railing that fits perfectly into the White Mountain wilderness.