Why Covered Bridges?
Updated: Feb 18
Historic covered bridges dot the landscape in New Hampshire, creating a link with the past. Cycling through this region provides an opportunity to visit several of the covered bridges while also experiencing some of the most scenic views in the state! Standing as a reminder of the ingenuity and hard work of the people who designed and constructed them, it is easy to appreciate how the covered bridges in New Hampshire thoroughly changed the landscape of local and regional economies. But why did they specifically build covered bridges?
The lovely Corbin Covered Bridge spans the East Branch of the Sugar River.
There are 60 remaining historic covered bridges in New Hampshire. The oldest covered bridge in the United States is the Haverhill-Bath Bridge, located in Bath, New Hampshire - built in 1829.