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Cornish in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cornish-Windsor Bridge

 
 
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
1. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built in 1866 at a cost of $9,000, this is the longest wooden bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. The fourth bridge at this site, the 460-foot structure was built by Bela J. Fletcher (1811-1877) of Claremont and James F. Tasker (1826-1903) of Cornish, using a lattice truss patented by architect Ithiel Town in 1820 and 1835. Built as a toll bridge by a private corporation, the span was purchased by the state of New Hampshire in 1936 and made toll-free in 1943.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 158.)
 
Location. 43° 28.383′ N, 72° 22.983′ W. Marker is in Cornish, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Chase Road (SR 12A) and Bridge Street on Chase Road (SR 12A). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cornish NH 03745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution House (approx. 0.8 miles away in Vermont); Salmon Portland Chase (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Farragut Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Salmond Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
2. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
The Bridge is shown in the background
away in Vermont); Indian Stones (approx. 7.9 miles away in Vermont); William Jarvis (approx. 8.3 miles away in Vermont); Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947 (approx. 9.7 miles away in Vermont); North Charlestown Village (approx. 11.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cornish.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
3. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
(Inscription above the entrance to the bridge) Walk your horses or pay two dollars fine
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
4. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
Sign above the entrance-Cornish-Windsor 1866-1966 One hundred years of continuous service to the public...Now (1966) the longest covered bridge in the United States. Covered Bridge Association of New Hampshire
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
5. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
(Top Bronze plaque upper left side of entrance) The New Hampshire Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award 1990-Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge Rehabilitation Project. New Hampshire Department of Transportation. (Bottom Bronze plaque upper left side of entrance) National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark-American Society of Civil Engineers founded 1852-Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge-ASCE 1970
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
6. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
Welcome sign on the New Hampshire side of the Bridge
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
7. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
Covered Bridge #22 located on Town House Road, Cornish NH. GPS N43.4646 W72.3694. It is 1.2 miles from the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, Bridge #20.
Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
8. Cornish-Windsor Bridge Marker
Distance shot of Covered Bridge #22
<i>Old Covered Bridge...</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
9. Old Covered Bridge...
Connecting New Hampshire and Vermont, Between Windsor, Vt. and Cornish, N.H. Over the Connecticut River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   9. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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