Bridges in Ohio
Bridges in Kentucky
Bridges in Indiana
Bridges in Pennsylvania
Bridges in New York
Bridges in New England
A Few Bridges in Georgia
Bridges in Canada
Some European Covered Bridges
Bridges in Several New England States
A native of Long Island, New York, Traug Keller
spent a lot of time in New England. New England covered bridges are
among the most well documented in the United States. Here are a few
of his very best New England bridge pictures.
Click on a bridge image to view the photo
in its full size.
Keller's card for this bridge was missing, but it is the
Saco River Bridge in Conway, New Hampshire. Photographed
July 31, 1957. No other information is available, but
the bridge remains in place.
card for this lovely bridge, called Joel's Bridge, is
also missing. It too traverses the Saco River, on U.S.
302 east of Conway, New Hampshire in the Redstone
section of town. Likely photographed on August 1, 1957.
The bridge was still in use until 1950, when it was
bypassed with the intention to preserve it.
It was destroyed by arson in the 1970s.
Covered bridge in Coos County, New Hampshire on Mechanic
Street in Lancaster, over the Isreal Creek. Built in
1862, 102 feet in length. Photographed August 2, 1957.
The bridge is still there; the
portal is now painted red.
"Plume Bridge," in Grafton County, New Hampshire over
the Pemigewasset River at the Flume. The bridge featured
a footbridge on one side. Photographed on August 1,
1957. Just 54 feet in length. This is a very famous
bridge, and its portal has also been painted red.
It remains in place.
covered bridge in Grafton County, New Hampshire, just
east of U.S. 3 on the road to Beebe Road and Campton
over the Pemigewasset River, 3 miles north of Plymouth.
Called the "Blair Bridge, with two spans - one 144 feet
in length an the other 153 feet. Photographed on
September 25, 1958. The bridge
remains in place.
interior view of "Sawyer's Covered Bridge, featuring a
Town Lattice Truss construction method. Located in
Cheshire County, New Hampshire over the Ashvelot River,
north of Swanzey. Photographed on August 12, 1962.
The bridge remains in place.
the "Melvin Bridge," Cheshire
County, New Hampshire, over the Ashvelot River 1/2 mile
west of Route 10 in Winchester. Length is 105 feet.
Photographed on August 12, 1962.
The bridge is now gone.
The "Keniston Bridge," Merrimac County, New Hampshire,
west of Andover over the Blackwater River. 61 feet in
length. Photographed September 10, 1959.
It has recently been brought to our attention that this
bridge is in fact still in existence. Thanks to reader
Paul Chandler for letting us know.
covered bridge in Aroostook County, Maine, east of
Littleton on road to Woodstock over Meduxnkeag Stream.
Two spans. Length is 174 feet, Features odd truss
construction. Photographed September 8, 1959.
The bridge remains in place.
||A covered bridge in Caledonia
County, Vermont. The bridge carried the St. Johnsbury
and Lamiolle County Rail Road over the Lamiolle River
east of Hardwick. 102 feet in length. No date for the
photograph, with it was probably taken on a 1957 trip,
as the bridge burned down in 1959.
The "Passumpsic Bridge, in Caledonia County, Vermont, on
State Route 122 at the west edge of Lyndonville over the
Passumpsic River. Included sidewalk on one side of the
span. 120 feet in length. Photographed on August 3,
1957. The bridge was removed to
the grounds of a nearby motel around 1960.
"Sawmill Bridge," Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont,
over the South Wheelock Brook and Passumpsic River. 68
feet in length. Photographed August 3, 1957,
the bridge is still in place.
The "Schoolhouse Bridge," located in Lyndon, Caledonia
County, Vermont, about 300 feet west of Route 5 on the
road to South Wheelock, over the South Wheelock
Brook/Passumpsic River. 42 feet in length; photographed
August 3, 1957. Bridge includes sidewalk.
It has been bypassed but remains in place.
"Taft Brook Bridge," in Orleans County, Vermont, 2.1.
miles southwest of Westfield over the Faft Brook. 42
feet in length, Town Truss construction. Not dated on
card, but probably shot in August 1957.
This bridge, in such a lovely setting, is now gone.
covered bridge is in Orleans County, Vermont, south of
North Troy over the Mississquoi River. Often known as
the "River Road Bridge," it was actually just off River
Road. Town Lattice construction, though using just a
single pin at the joints - a local oddity. 93 feet in
length; photographed September 24, 1958.
The bridge is still in place.
covered bridge in Franklin County, Vermont, south of
Route 36 in East Fairfield over the Black Creek.
Constructed in 1865, photographed on September 19,
1967. The bridge remains in
place, but is now closed and in very poor shape.
"Longley Bridge, in Franklin County Vermont over the
Trout River, just off Route 118, 1.4 miles south. Built
in 1863, photographed on September 19, 1967. 87 feet in
length. Town Truss construction.
The bridge is still there.
great example of the "Kingpost Truss" construction
style, This bridge is in Washington County, Vermont.
Northfield Township, west of Route 12A over the Rocky
Brook. Built in 1899, photographed on September 21,
1967. Just 38 feet long. The bridge is still there.
interior of the bridge pictured above.
covered bridge in a fantastic setting in Lamoille
County, Vermont at Garfield - Hyde Park Township, over
the Green River. 99 feet in length; Town Truss style.
Photographed on September 24, 1958. It was removed
around 1970, cut in two, and set up at two real estate
subdivisions in Windsor County in southern Vermont.
One of the halves was later
wrecked by wind; the other half is still there, in poor
fantastic covered bridge in Bennington County, Vermont,
at Chiselville off Route 11 over Roaring Branch
(indeed!). Built in 1870, photographed on August 11,
1962. 120 feet in length, Town Truss construction.
The bridge is still there, but
badly damaged by an overloaded town sand truck circa
1970. Now propped from below with concrete pillars,
ruining this pristine historical view.
covered bridge in Washington County, Vermont, at Warren
over the Mad River. 51 feet in length. Photographed on
August 5, 1957. The bridge is
The interior of a covered bridge in
Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at East Pepperell over
the Nashua River, Town Truss construction, 150 feet in
length, photographed on August 15, 1962.
The bridge was removed in the
early 1960s and replaced by a huge, ugly, modem "covered
bridge." This view shows the "Town Lattice
Bridge," in Litchfield County, Connecticut, on State
Route 128 at West Cornwall over the Housatonic River.
Built in 1837, Town Truss style, 162 feet in length.
Photographed September 29, 1958.
The bridge remains in place.