While we were in North Conway, NH last month, we drove right into this covered bridge that crossed the Saco River.
It’s not something you see every day, so I figured I’d ask Chris to pull over so that I could take pictures.
There are several covered bridges in New Hampshire. Some of them you can still drive through and some you can’t. This bridge happened to be one that’s still in operation and I tried to snap a few pictures inside the bridge, but because we were moving (and there was a line of cars behind us), they came out blurry. Sorry about that…..I tried.
Oh, and here are a few fun facts about the bridge. This bridge was built in 1890 and originally cost $4000 to build. The bridge is 224’9″ long with clear spans of 103’4″ and 95’4″. It has an overall width of 30’4″ with a roadway width of 18’3″ and a minimum vertical clearance of 13’7″. It is posted for six tons.
Want to go see it for yourself? It’s located one-quarter mile north of Route 16 on N.H. Route 153 in Conway Village.