The Bement Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge located in Bradford, New Hampshire.
The single-span Long truss structure can accommodate one lane of traffic. It boasts a roadway length of 63 feet, a roof length of 71 feet 2 inches, and a roadway width of 19 feet 2.5 inches. It is supported by concrete-topped stone abutments that have been partially faced. The building has a gabled roof and vertical board siding on the sidewalls. Wooden clapboards finish the gable ends above the doorways.
This is the third bridge to be erected on the site, and it was completed in 1854. The bridge was named after Samuel Bement, a local resident whose home the second (1818) bridge was found close to in municipal records. The bridge has been restored multiple times, most recently in 1947 and 1968-69. It only allows access to a small number of homes.
It’s one of the few surviving 19th-century covered bridges in New Hampshire. In 1976, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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Covered Bridge Specs
- Constructed: 1854
- Design/Style: Long truss
- Total length: 61 feet
- Total width: 20 feet
- Carries: Center Road
- Crosses: Warner River
- Maintained by: Town of Bradford
- Usage: Open to vehicles
- World Guide Number: 29-07-03
- NRHP: 76000128
- Address: Center Rd
- Town: Bradford
- State: New Hampshire
- GPS: Lat 43.26402 Lng -71.95318
- Parking notes: There is a small parking lot located just off NH-103 in front of the Bement Covered Bridge on Center Road. About 3 cars can fit in the lot and parking is free.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE