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Cornish-Windsor Bridge, Windsor

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The Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Cornish, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont. It was the longest covered bridge still standing in the United States until the Smolen–Gulf Bridge opened in Ohio in 2008.While the Old Blenheim Bridge had and Bridgeport Covered Bridge has longer clear spans, and the Smolen-Gulf Bridge is longer overall, with a longest single span of, the Cornish-Windsor Bridge is still the longest wooden covered bridge and has the longest single covered span to carry automobile traffic (Blenheim was and Bridgeport is pedestrian only).HistoryThere were three bridges previously built on this site—one each in 1796, 1824 and 1828. The 1824 and 1828 spans were constructed and operated by a group of businessmen which included Allen Wardner.The current bridge was originally built in 1866, and rebuilt in 1988. The bridge is approximately 449 feet (137 m) long and 24 feet (7.3 m) wide. It has a Town lattice type truss. It was designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1970.The bridge is owned and maintained by the State of New Hampshire, and though often associated with Windsor, is in fact part of the town of Cornish, since the defined boundary between New Hampshire and Vermont is at the western high-water mark of the river. When one drives onto the bridge from the Windsor side of the river they are immediately in New Hampshire.
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  • Stopped by this bridge on the way to Saint Gaudens NHS. This bridge is impressive in its size and appearance. As large of a wooden bridge as you will find. Great photo spot  more »
  • We drove across the bridge to New Hampshire to take photo’s. There is a small parking lot on the other side where you can park and take pictures. I wouldn’t walk across it because it is two lanes with...  more »
  • Touring New England one of the attractions are the Covered Bridges (Bridges Covered with Roof). This bridge is the longest, and two sections.
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  • The river was like a mirror and the bridge is fabulous! There is a small pull off for cars and an informative sign, but not the safest place to get around, as the road is busy. Not a good place for children
  • A lovely covered bridge. Well worth the time, if you're a fan of these historic bridges.
  • One of the longest covered bridges in the US. It's well worth the stop and photo op.
  • Classic New England style covered bridge great photo opportunity
  • Crossed this bridge many times, by foot and by car when I lived in Windsor...very special, one of the longest in the country.

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