One Of The Most Haunted Bridges In New Hampshire, The Blair Bridge Has Been Around Since 1829
It’s no secret that New Hampshire has some creepy — and possibly haunted — places. We even have a
haunted lake with stories that will send shivers down your spine. And no one can deny that there’s something especially eerie about the Blair Covered Bridge in Campton. If you have yet to hear the sinister stories, allow us to enlighten you.
At first glance, the Blair Bridge looks like another of New England's lovely historic covered bridges -- and it is.
However, there's definitely more than meets the eye here.
The bridge was constructed in 1829, but unfortunately, the original structure was burned by an arsonist.
It was promptly rebuilt in 1870 and served an important purpose for regional travel. The bridge connected New Hampshire Route 175, U.S. Route 3, and Interstate 93.
But as charming as this bridge looks, it is believed to be cursed.
Some say it's haunted by an evil spirit, while others believe it is simply the victim of bad luck.
The original burning of the bridge was where it all started. The arsonist, Lem Parker, claimed that strange voices told him to burn down the bridge.
Despite his confession, he was never convicted of arson as there were no witnesses. But after the bridge was rebuilt, story after story of unusual accidents and incidents occurred.
During the period of time where there was no bridge, before it was rebuilt, a horse suddenly drowned in the exact spot where the bridge should have been.
After it was rebuilt, the bad luck continued, and many people who didn't know its history claimed they felt something sinister on the bridge.
In 2011, Blair Bridge was impaled by a giant limb during Hurricane Irene.
The accident caused over $2.5 million worth of damage.
It's impossible to say whether this bridge is actually cursed or if all the bad luck is merely coincidental.
Either way, it seems to have endured more than it deserves.
Have you ever crossed this covered bridge?
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Blair Covered Bridge, Blair Rd, Campton, NH 03223, USA