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Keywords:Covered Bridges, New England Covered Bridges, Slate Covered Bridge, Slate Covered Bridge Westport New Hampshire, new Hampshire Covered Bridges
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Slate Covered Bridge. Westport, New Hampshire.

Slate Covered Bridge. Westport, New Hampshire.

The Slate Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge which carries the Westport Village Road (formerly New Hampshire Route 10) over the Ashuelot River in Westport, a village of Swanzey, New Hampshire. The bridge was built in 2001, as a replacement for an 1862 bridge that was destroyed by arson fire in 1993.

The 1862 bridge was a single span Town lattice truss, with a span of 122 feet (37 m) and a roadway width of 17 feet (5.2 m). Its name derives from a family that lived nearby at the time of its construction. It rested on abutments of split granite, and was covered with a tin roof. Its sides were fully sheathed, and it had numerous repairs and parts replaced.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.