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Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10


Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009


BH Photo #147631



Covered multiple Kingspost through truss bridge over Blow-Me-Down Brook on Lang Road in Cornish
Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Open to traffic
Built 1877 by James Tasker; rehabilitated 2002
- James Tasker of Claremont, New Hampshire
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1978
Also called
Bayless Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.51694, -72.37361   (decimal degrees)
43°31'01" N, 72°22'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/712273/4821574 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Hartland
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78000220 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures. Noted builder
  • December 2, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • February 15, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 12, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added name.
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Wikipedia
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com


Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10
Posted September 7, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Classic Holth at it's finest!

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10
Posted September 7, 2016, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

You might have a bit of a time setting that contraption up without arousing suspicion Nathan. You should know that folks up in these parts try to look out for our covered bridges ;)

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge 29-10-10
Posted September 7, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The Blow Me Down Bridge? Really? OK! We can do that...