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Hartland Covered Bridge, Hartland

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Bridge Tourist Spot
With a claim to the title of world's longest covered bridge, Hartland Covered Bridge spans 391 m (1,282 ft). Seven Howe truss bridges joined over six piers form this historic bridge, which was built in 1901. Until then, the only way to cross the Saint John River had been by ferry. In 1980 the bridge was declared a National Historic Site of Canada, originally built for vehicles but later expanded with a pedestrian walkway. At one end of the bridge you'll find a parking lot where you can stop, walk the length of the bridge, take photos, and visit the gift shop and visitor center. Put Hartland Covered Bridge and other Hartland attractions into our Hartland family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is pretty cool to see and drive through the bridge. There is also tiny bit of green space here, you can walk down to the water and makes good spot to stretch legs while on a road trip. Our dog alwa...  more »
  • What a great sight. This bridge is a one of those cool things that you just need to see once, or twice or three times. Driving through it and back, it's just something really neat to see and do.  more »
  • We saw the sign for the world's longest covered bridge today when traveling south on Highway 2. We decided to get off in Hartland and check it out. It was a great decision! The only way to describe th...  more »
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  • This is a great place. A great gift shop. And decent walkway on the bridge. Nice flowers. I think there is even a canteen in the area. (I didn't go there)
  • Tourists gotta remember this is a working town with a rich and vibrant history. In 1898 the townsfolk approached the provincial government for funds to build a steel bridge and were denied. They had to expand their market catchment. So the town itself built this bridge communally from their profits. The Hartland Covered Bridge is a monument to the vitality of local democracy.
  • Nice place to stretch your legs and enjoy the bridge. Gift shop was nice. Loved the food truck, awesome fish and chips!
  • Cool little spot. Bridge is nice and the worlds longest covered bridge. Not a ton to do in Hartland though
  • Amazing. More than a bridge, this is an actual tunnel..... Maybe some windows could help brighten up the interior, but I guess that is the whole point to have it like that.....

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