PHOTO FOCUS:  New Hampshire’s covered bridges

A covered bridge along the New Hampshire and Vermont border at Lunenburg, Vermon. It is 266 feet long. Built in 1911.

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  One of the joys of traveling across rural New Hampshire is finding loads of covered bridges.  In the northern part of the state just an hour or two from Canada are no less than 28 covered bridges, some dating more than 188 years old to another built just 13 years ago.

Here are some highlights for you to enjoy.

This bridge in Bath, N.H., has a sign over the entrance that says, “One dollar fine to drive any team faster than a walk on this bridge, 1832.” It is 374 feet long.

A few miles away is the Bath-Haverhill bridge, built in 1829. It is 256 feet long.

This bridge from 1852 is in Groveton, N.H. It is 126 feet long.

Stark, N.H., is a tiny village in the northern part of the state that features a cluster of a white school, white bridge and white church. The 134-foot-long bridge was built in 1954.

Nearby in Lancaster is this 94-foot-long bridge, built in 1863 over the Israel River.

The 300-foot-bridge in Littleton, N.H., was built in 2004.

Other picturesque parts of the Granite State

A farm outside Groveton, N.H.

Across the road on the edge of a field is a meeting house dating to 1799.

You can see at least two states and Canada from the top of Cannon Mountain.

A couple of hours southwest is a typical town green in Lyme, N.H.

To say this ramshackled barn near Goffstown, N.H., is interesting is an understatement.

Politics is on full display on restaurant walls across the state, including this array in a Manchester cafe.

And at this time of the year, who can forget the lobsters, which are less expensive per pound than shrimp in S.C.? (These were about $8 per pound.)



  1. Janet Segal says:

    Great photos of a beautiful state! Thanks.

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