The Longest Covered Bridge Within New Hampshire!


 Longest Covered Bridge Within New Hampshire

The covered bridge in the village of Bath, New Hampshire is the longest New Hampshire bridge that has both ends within the state.  I took a visit to the area one morning when I had jury duty at the Grafton Court House in North Haverhill.  It’s about a 45 minute trip that travels along scenic Route 10 straight up along the Connecticut River.  Pleasant enough drive and I was prepared for having the afternoon free to photograph in the area. Turns out, jury duty was cancelled so I had the whole day to explore.  The weather was rather drab but I’ll surely return to this sport on another day.

Photography Prints

Black and white works to cover up the terrible drab overcast sky.  I tried several post processing methods to bring out some color from the very de-saturated and low contrast light nature gave me on that day.

Photography Prints

About the Bath Covered Bridge

The Bath Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge over the Ammonoosuc River off US 302 and NH 10 in Bath, New Hampshire. The bridge, built in 1833 by the town of Bath, has a span of over 390 feet (120 m) and a roadbed that is just over 22 feet (6.7 m) wide. The bridge consists of four spans supported by Burr trusses. When originally built, it had only three spans, but when the bridge was raised in the 1920s, a third pier was added, as were laminated arches to strengthen the bridge.  The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The bridge is now only open to single lane traffic.

About the Village of Bath

Bath is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2010 census. Now a tourist destination and bedroom community for Littleton, the town is noted for its historic architecture, including the Brick Store and three covered bridges. Bath includes the village of Swiftwater and part of the district known as Mountain Lakes.  The village includes  The Brick Store, built in 1824, is today the oldest continuously operating general store in the United States and Bath’s Upper Village, a cluster of Federal style houses based on the handbook designs of architect Asher Benjamin.  Economic dormancy of the Victorian era preserved much early architecture in the village, particularly in the Federal and Greek Revival styles.covered bridge art for sale

 

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