Rating:
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Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09

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Blair Road Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147460

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Pemigewasset River on Blair Road in Campton
Location
Town of Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1869; Restored 1977 & 2013/14
Builders
- Arnold M Graton Associates Inc of Ashland, New Hampshire (2013/14 rehabilitation)
- Hiram W.Merrill
- Milton Graton & Son of Ashland, New Hampshire (1977 rehabilitation)
Design
Covered Long through truss with arches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 141.1 ft.
Total length: 288.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Blair Road Bridge
Blair Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.81034, -71.66575   (decimal degrees)
43°48'37" N, 71°39'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/285592/4854262 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plymouth
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
860
Inventory number
BH 24884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 17, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • February 25, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
  • May 23, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 6, 2014: Updated by Will Truax: Updated history and status
  • December 9, 2013: Updated by Will Truax: Added Builder & updated temporary status
  • April 30, 2011: New photos from Will
  • April 29, 2011: New photos from Will
  • October 11, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Richard Doody

Comments 

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted July 27, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just saw this bridge on a show on the Food Network called Restaurant Impossible about the Covered Bridge Farm Table restaurant.The bridge looked to be in great shape after the work that was done on it.The work that was done to the bridge was mentioned on the show.

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted July 23, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The restaurant is actually named Covered Bridge Farm Table Restaurant.My mistake.

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted July 23, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Country Cow restaurant is now the Covered Bridge Farm and Table Restaurant.I forgot to mention that and also when anybody visits the covered bridge they can stop at the restaurant.

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted July 21, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Dana and Kay.

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted July 21, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

George added a street view you can see Country Cow from

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted July 20, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was just watching a show on the Food Network called Restaurant Impossible starring Robert Irvine and during the show the restaurant called the Country Cow they dealt with I happened to see this covered bridge in a lot of the background shots.This show also was filmed during the bridge rehab on 8/20/14.Amazing how beautiful it looks.

Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted September 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Blair Covered Bridge 29-05-09
Posted August 29, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Another truck attack:

http://thecitizen.villagesoup.com/p/blair-bridge-damaged-by-...

Doesn't sound too bad this time.