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Old 07-16-2013, 02:43 AM
 
Location: California
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What is your favorite NH covered bridge, and why... it's beauty? historical reference? other?

I adore covered bridges! The first time i vacationed in NH and saw my first cov'd bridge, i was hooked!

My favorite is the Rowell Bridge in Hopkinton... the first one i ever saw... i was enchanted and took a couple dozen pics from all angles...

Second fav is the Keniston Bridge in Andover.. i love the construction; it reminds me of a bridge from the movie Sleepy Hollow. And i love the old weathered wood, can almost picture a horse & buggy going across many years ago

I've seen/photographed all of New Hampshire's cov'd bridges except the 3 in Pittsburg... kept getting hopelessly lost Maybe my next vacation will find them!
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:22 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I have only seen one covered bridge in New Hampshire, the Albany Covered Bridge. So I guess it would be my favorite by default.

Here is a pic I took in October 2010:

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:36 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I know this isn't in New Hampshire, but maybe some of you covered bridge fanatics will understand how sad this is. The oldest covered bridge in Michigan was destroyed by fire over the 4th of July weekend. Whites Bridge in Keene Twp, MI was built in 1869. Now it is gone... suspected to be arson, which is sickening.

Anyways, here is what it looked like before the fire:



And this is what's left:

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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There was a beautiful trestle covered bridge in Goffstown too. It was burned down by an arsonist in 1976. There is a movement underway to rebuild the bridge with initial costs of a 1/2 million.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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wow Michigan 83, that's a gorgeous pic!! and easy access to get to and photograph

and what a shame the bridges in Michigan and Goffstown burnt down by thoughtless people... they can be rebuilt but the original old historic structure is gone forever
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Wow that is awful.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wow that is awful.
Estimated cost to rebuild is $850K. I don't see it happening.

Rebuild Whites Bridge? Early Ionia County estimate pegs cost at $850k or more | MLive.com
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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all of them.. including the ones in Pittsburg
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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I like the one in Cornish - I believe it's the longest covered bridge. They are all nice in their own ways, though.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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I like the one in Cornish - I believe it's the longest covered bridge. They are all nice in their own ways, though.

Just went over that one on the bike this weekend.. it is a beautiful bridge, the one is Aschuelot however has always been my favorite from an artistic point of view
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