Henniker Covered Bridge

Description

The Henniker Covered Bridge is an iconic landmark in Henniker, New Hampshire. The bridge was built by Milton Graton and his son Arnold in 1972. They used traditional methods and materials to complete the 137-foot bridge across the Contoocook River. The town lattice truss structure was even pulled into place by several oxen. Although many covered bridges carry roads, the Henniker Covered Bridge is only open to pedestrian walkers, runners, and bikers. There is a recreational trail that goes through the bridge.

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Covered Bridge Specs

  • Constructed: 1972
  • Design/Style: Town lattice truss
  • Total length: 137 feet
  • Total width: 18.5 feet
  • Carries: Recreation Trail
  • Crosses: Contoocook River
  • Maintained by: New England College
  • Usage: Open to pedestrians
  • World Guide Number: 29-07-12

Location

  • Address: Henniker Covered Bridge
  • Town: Henniker
  • State: New Hampshire
  • GPS: Lat 43.1774 Lng -71.82431
  • Parking notes: The bridge can be accessed via a short walk from several parking spots in Downtown Henniker. One of the best parking lots can be found behind the Tucker Free Library. There are about 50 parking spots behind the library that are free to use.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

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