New Hampshire Attractions November 17, 2021
Spend The Day Exploring These 10 Covered Bridges In New Hampshire
People come to New Hampshire for a variety of reasons. The ease of living, the natural beauty, and the kind people are just a few of them. For us, it’s the charm of the state that keeps us falling in love with it year after year. Part of the charm is the quintessential sights that exist in every corner of the state including the covered bridges that feel perfectly placed. Included here are just a few of our favorites!
1. Hancock-Greenfield Covered Bridge, Hancock and Greenfield
This bridge was built back in 1937 making it one of the younger ones in the state. It spans the Contoocook River. In addition to being lovely to look at, it also has some interesting history attached to it. This was the first bridge in the USA to use the engineering technique known as the Teco truss.
Hancock-Greenfield Covered Bridge, 290 Forest Rd, Hancock, NH 03449, USA
2. Henniker Bridge, Henniker
Another relatively young bridge, Henniker was built in 1972. Rather than use new methods, the builders employed traditional methods to construct it which means it fits perfectly on this list with the others. You can't drive through it, but it's fun to walk back and forth to get a better view of the Contoocook River beneath it.
Henniker Bridge, Henniker, NH 03242, USA
3. The Corbin Covered Bridge, Newport
Built in 1845, the Corbin Covered Bridge allows people to cross the Croydon Brand of the Sugar River. It was the victim of arson in 1993 but was rebuilt better than ever in 1994. You'll find it west of Route 10 on North Newport Road about two miles from of Newport Village.
Corbin Covered Bridge, Newport, NH 03773, USA
4. Cornish-Windsor Bridge, Cornish
Located near the western border of New Hampshire the Cornish-Windsor Bridge crosses the Connecticut River linking the towns of Cornish and Windsor. The bridge is 449 feet long, making it the longest in not only the state but also all of America!
Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, Cornish, NH 03745, USA
5. Ashuelot Covered Bridge, Winchester
This one doesn't make it onto every list of great covered bridges and that might be just why we like it! The structure spans The Ashuelot River and was built back in 1864. While many of the bridges in the state are made of wood, blending into the surrounding scenery we love that this one is bright and white, contrasting with the trees around it.
Ashuelot Covered Bridge, 20 Hampshire Ct, Ashuelot, NH 03441, USA
6. Coombs Covered Bridge, Winchester
Built in 1837, this 107-foot long bridge also runs over the Ashuelot River. You'll know it by the bright red roof that sits on top. It's also a historical attraction that's on the National Register of Historic Places.
Coombs Bridge, 976 Old Westport Rd, Winchester, NH 03470, USA
7. The Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge, Cornish
This is one bridge that often misses out on the attention the others receive. We love the way it's placed a bit higher from the river is spans compared to some other covered bridges. It's about 78 feet long and carries Root Hill Road crossing Mill Brook along the way.
Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge, 780 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH 03745, USA
8. Mount Orne Covered Bridge, Lancaster
A fun feature of this wooden bridge over the Connecticut River is that New Hampshire can't
completely claim it. One end of the bridge is in Lancaster, New Hampshire while the other is in Lunenberg, Vermont.
Mount Orne Covered Bridge, Lancaster, NH 03584, USA
9. Bath Covered Bridge, Bath
One of the oldest on this list the Bath Covered Bridge made its debut in 1833. It crosses the Ammonoosuc River. It was renovated in 2012 which means it's in great shape for exploring.
Bath Covered Bridge, W Bath Rd, Bath, NH 03740, USA
10. Albany Bridge, Albany
We love visiting this bridge as much for the drive as to see the attraction. You'll reach it by taking the Kancamagus Highway, which means you might as well enjoy the full 56-mile drive to see the rest of the area. The Albany Bridge, dating back to 1858, is just off the road.
Albany Bridge, Albany, NH 03818, USA
What are some of your favorite bridges here in New Hampshire? We’re trying to find other types of bridges so if you have any recommendations please share them so we can check them out and possibly feature them in an upcoming article.
We’ve shown you some of the most lovely bridges in the state, but if you prefer a darker side of New Hampshire we’ve got that covered too.
The story of New Hampshire’s most cursed covered bridge will chill you to the bone! Address: Ashuelot Covered Bridge, 20 Hampshire Ct, Ashuelot, NH 03441, USA Address: Coombs Bridge, 976 Old Westport Rd, Winchester, NH 03470, USA Address: Hancock-Greenfield Covered Bridge, 290 Forest Rd, Hancock, NH 03449, USA Address: Henniker Bridge, Henniker, NH 03242, USA Address: Albany Bridge, Albany, NH 03818, USA Address: Mount Orne Covered Bridge, Lancaster, NH 03584, USA Address: Bath Covered Bridge, W Bath Rd, Bath, NH 03740, USA Address: Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, Cornish, NH 03745, USA Address: Corbin Covered Bridge, Newport, NH 03773, USA Address: Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge, 780 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH 03745, USA
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