These 10 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Maine Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

Covered bridges in Maine hearken back to a simpler time, when the transportation woes of the day included how to join two small towns that were separated by a pesky river. Maybe it’s the scenic backdrop, or maybe it’s just because I am partial, but an historic covered bridge in Maine is somehow more beautiful than any place else I can imagine. If you’re wondering where you can find them, check out this list of 10 covered bridges in Maine that still stand today.

Have any nice photos of covered bridges in Maine? What are your favorite old bridges to visit in the Pine Tree State? We’d love to see them. Head to our Facebook page to let us know which you’ve been to!

For another beautiful bridge in the state of Maine, check out this manmade architectural marvel. And if you’re in the mood for a little ghost hunting, there’s a really sweet old bridge in Millinocket that’s rumored to be haunted! Would you be brave enough to visit the Brownsville Road Bridge?

 

Address: Babbs Bridge, Windham, ME 04062, USA
Address: Lowe's Bridge Road, Lowe's Bridge Rd, Sangerville, ME, USA
Address: Littleton, ME 04730, USA
Address: Bennett Road, Bennett Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260, USA
Address: Lovejoy Shores Drive, Lovejoy Shores Dr, Fayette, ME 04349, USA
Address: Parsonsfield, ME, USA
Address: Sunday River Bridge, Sunday River, Newry, ME 04261, USA
Address: Big Adventure Mini Golf, 12 N Rd, Bethel, ME 04217, USA
Address: Hemlock Bridge Road, Hemlock Bridge Rd, Fryeburg, ME 04037, USA
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Covered bridges in Maine

June 10, 2022

What’s the oldest covered bridge in Maine?

Maine is a state with proud and storied history, often found in our small town’s old buildings and points of interest, including, of course, many a covered bridge. Many of Maine’s covered bridges date back decades, in fact, offering a unique glimpse into transportation of the past. One of the oldest covered bridges in Maine is known as the Hemlock Bridge. Constructed in 1857, this special destination has been designated as a Maine Historic Civil Engineering Landmark since 2002. It’s situated three miles northwest of East Fryeburg, and is definitely a must-visit for any covered bridge enthusiast.

What are some must-visit covered bridges in Maine?

If you’re a covered bridge enthusiast like we are here at Only In Maine, you’ll most definitely want to check out this day trip that takes you to six of the Pine Tree State’s most marvelous covered bridges! One of the big highlights of this epic covered bridge road tour de force through Maine is Babb’s Covered Bridge, undeniably one of the most beautiful covered bridges in Maine. It’s been reconstructed, but the original 79-footer was built in 1843. Destroyed by a fire in 1973, the replica was opened in 1976. Today it connects the towns of Gorham and Windham. Another must-visit covered bridge in Maine that you’ll see on the above road trip are the Lovejoy Bridge, Sunday River Bridge, and Hemlock Bridge, a trio of covered bridge beauties outlined in the list above!

Address: Babbs Bridge, Windham, ME 04062, USA
Address: Lowe's Bridge Road, Lowe's Bridge Rd, Sangerville, ME, USA
Address: Littleton, ME 04730, USA
Address: Bennett Road, Bennett Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260, USA
Address: Lovejoy Shores Drive, Lovejoy Shores Dr, Fayette, ME 04349, USA
Address: Parsonsfield, ME, USA
Address: Sunday River Bridge, Sunday River, Newry, ME 04261, USA
Address: Big Adventure Mini Golf, 12 N Rd, Bethel, ME 04217, USA
Address: Hemlock Bridge Road, Hemlock Bridge Rd, Fryeburg, ME 04037, USA