Covered Bridges

CORNISH-WINDSOR BRIDGE

Cornish Windsor Bridge


This covered bridge was another we visited while we were at  Quechee/Pine Valley KOA in Vermont. This one was about 17 miles from the campground. The bridge spans the Connecticut River connecting Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT, and is maintained by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

449 Feet Long

This covered bridge at approximately 449 feet was the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States until the Smolen-Gulf Bridge opened in Ohio. It is the longest two-span covered bridge in the world.

There were three bridges built on the site by 1828 and all three were destroyed by floods. The current bridge was built in 1866 at a cost of $9,000.

Final Thoughts

We really enjoyed seeing this very long covered bridge which has been restored and was in beautiful condition at the time of our visit. It should be noted that there is a small parking area on the New Hampshire side of the bridge, along Route 12A, for anyone wishing to stop and take photos.



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