Near Haverhill in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
The Bedell Bridge
The last of five 19th century bridges which have existed at this location was erected in 1866 by a local entrepreneur, Moody Bedell, who had operated a ferry service here prior to the first bridge in 1805. The 396-foot structure was the largest surviving example of a two-span covered bridge utilizing Burr truss and timber arch design. Following several years of human effort which corrected the decades of deterioration, the newly-restored landmark was destroyed by a violent windstorm on September 14, 1979.
Erected 1980 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 136.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1979.
Location. 44° 2.693′ N, 72° 4.42′ W. Marker is near Haverhill, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Meadow Lane 0.8 miles west of Dartmouth College Highway (New Hampshire Route 10), on the right when traveling west. Marker is near the boat launch in Bedell Bridge State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haverhill NH 03765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this Haverhill Corner Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Haverhill World War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Jacob Bayley (approx. 2˝ miles away in Vermont); Jacob Bayley (approx. 2˝ miles away in Vermont); Elmbank (approx. 2.8 miles away in Vermont); Bradford (approx. 3 miles away in Vermont); Col. Thomas Johnson (approx. 3.2 miles away in Vermont); Old Court House (approx. 3.3 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haverhill.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Bedell Covered Bridge. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.