16 Sep 2012
VisitNH.com states that there are 700 covered bridges across the US and of those 700, 54 are located and protected by state law here within the New Hampshire limits. During our latest trip North to the New Hampshire National Forrest, we were able to visit two of these bridges. The first, built in 1890, is located in North Conway. As a single lane bridge on the banks of the Saco River, it handles a steady flow of traffic traveling on NH Route 153 in Conway Village.
The second covered bridge is one of my favorites. Nestled in the New Hampshire National Forrest in Albany, this beautiful post and beam structure was built in 1858.
It quietly spans the banks of the Swift River adding geometric beauty to it’s natural surroundings.
We spent some peaceful moments walking through the bridge, enjoying the babbling of the Swift River Below. Then we climbed down to the edge of the river and stood ankle deep in the cool water to skip rocks. Looking up, I couldn’t help but be taken away by the breathtaking views of this historic functioning work of art.