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Cornish-Windsor Bridge, Windsor

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 90 reviews on the web
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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  • A must see in this area of Vermont. Long bridge with great views of the river. Perfect stop for pictures too. The St Gaudins museum is right down the road, which makes this a good stop on the way ther...  read more »
  • Very cool historical site. Drove across 3 times, then got out & walked it. Located on the Connecticut River, between Windsor, VT and Cornish, NH. 
  • My husband and I were in Northfield, MA for a 4-day canoe race. One day, we decided to eat lunch in Brattleboro, VT. After a disappointing lunch, we drove around and saw the wooden bridge. We were tol...  read more »
  • This is a pretty special place to visit. If you are in the area and love history, I would make an effort to stop here. Otherwise, I wouldn't drive out of my way to see this.
  • Great photos can be taken here. According to the locals, it is a very historic bridge.
  • Worth a stop just for a great picture.
  • Great history good visit
  • Bridge damaged and closed on our last encounter.
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