Its been a while since I had my camera in my hand. I miss playing with my camera so, with gas at $4.01 a gallon, I decide to go on a road trip. Not sure where to go, I head up I-91 towards Vermont. As Im about to leave Mass, I decide to take a side trip into New Hampshire. I love New Hampshire. Where else can you buy fireworks across the street from a Packie? Knowing there is a covered bridge not too far from Brattleboro, VT, I use my trusty Droid's GPS. Ashuelot Covered Bridge was almost too easy to find.
After standing in the cold wind for a little while I snap off a dozen or so pictures and decide to return when there are leaves on the trees and its not so windy. (It was almost 80 last week and barley in the 40s this week)
Style of Bridge:Town lattice truss patented by Connecticut architect Ithiel Town in 1820 and 1835. Year of Construction:1864 Original Cost:$4650 Structural Characteristics:The bridge is 169'0" long and made up of two spans of 77'0" and 77'3" in length. It has an overall width of 28'6" and has a maximum vertical clearance of 11'7". There are sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. The structure is currently posted for six tons. Maintained By:Town of Winchester World Guide Number:29-03-02 New Hampshire Number:1 Historical Remarks:The Ashuelot covered bridge is considered by local historians to be one of New Hampshire's most elaborate covered bridges. The original purpose of the bridge was to transport wood across the river for use by the Ashuelot Railroad. The railroad had a station in the village of Ashuelot. This structure has also been called the Village Bridge or Village Station Bridge. Some sources credit Nicholas Powers as the builder. The Ashuelot Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.