The Ashuelot Covered Bridge
The beautiful Ashuelot Covered Bridge on a snowy day in January in Ashuelot New Hampshire. We have 54 historic covered bridges scattered around the state. They are a great piece of our history preserved and enjoyed in the present!
The bridge was constructed in 1864 and the total cost to build it was $4,650.
These additional pictures are from a stop about a year later. I have been by the Ashuelot Covered Bridge countless times in the past but never ventured on the other side. This blog is a testament to exploring and taking the road less traveled so I figured why not “cross over!” It was a nice treat and led to additional gems to add to this post.
Here are a couple of new perspectives from the bridge itself showing the raging waters from a recent rainstorm and snowmelt.
An old train depot on the other side was begging for a picture. It is nice to see these historic buildings maintained. The rail-trail runs right through the area. See my post on “Keene’s Rail Trails” for an appreciation of the history and access to such beautiful trails.
The Winchester Historical Society Museum:
An old train bridge crossing the Ashuelot River along the rail trail.
I have another short post on the Thompson Covered Bridge in Swanzey. I’ll add more as I come across them while exploring! Click on this bridge link to view the other New Hampshire Covered Bridges I have captured to date.
This beautiful book by Kim Varney Chandler, “Covered Bridges of New Hampshire“, makes a great addition to any Covered Bridge enthusiast library! (paid link)
What is your favorite New Hampshire-covered bridge? Share it below in the comments section. Maybe I will put it on my list of bridges to visit!