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Mt. Orne Covered Bridge 45-05-03 / 29-04-08


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Mt. Orne covered bridge linking Lancaster, NH with Lunenberg, VT. Showing Lancaster end.

Photo taken by David P. Timmins in June 2009

BH Photo #144065


Street View 


Re-tightening Tie Rod

To snub up replacement Lateral Braces required by truck damage dating from 27 May 2009



Covered bridge over Connecticut River on Mt. Orne Road in Lancaster
Coos County, New Hampshire, and Essex County, Vermont
Open to traffic
Built 1911; rehabilitated 1988
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 266.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.46064, -71.65269   (decimal degrees)
44°27'38" N, 71°39'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/288942/4926389 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76000124 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-05-03 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 24879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • January 22, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
  • September 9, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 7, 2010: New video from Will
  • August 2, 2009: New photos from David P. Timmins


  • David P. Timmins - grumpytimm [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Loxton


Mt. Orne Covered Bridge
Posted May 21, 2013, by Don Serbin (serbiesnow [at] aol [dot] com)

As of early May 2013, the bridge is once again closed for the second time in a few years an 18 wheeler truck, one foot higher than the bridge had for clearance has crashed into it causing extensive damage. The last time this happened it took several years to re-open. Apparently, modern day truck drivers follow their GPS units and cant read bridge clearance signs. I dont think our town has the money needed to fix this this time unless insurance might cover the damage.

Mt. Orne Covered Bridge
Posted July 4, 2010, by Tammy Surridge (tsymonds18 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I use to walk across the Mt Orne Covered Bridge when i was in high school and drove across it several times when i lived in lunenburg Vermont to go to lancaster NH..Very beautiful bridge at one time.