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Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

Connecticut River Covered Bridge

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The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge is a historic structure that crosses the Connecticut River, connecting Cornish, New Hampshire, and Windsor, Vermont. Built in 1866, it's a two-span, timber Town lattice truss bridge. Until 2008, it was the longest covered bridge still standing in the United States. The bridge has a total length of approximately 449 feet and a width of 24 feet. It was constructed by Bela Jenks Fletcher and James Frederick Tasker at a cost of $9,000. The bridge operated as a toll bridge from 1866 through 1943. It was purchased by the state of New Hampshire in 1936 and became toll-free in 1943. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1970.

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NH Division of Historical Resources
Bridge St.
Cornish, NH 03745