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Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge 29-10-01


Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009


BH Photo #147627



The Kenyon Bridge is an extraordinarily well-preserved example of a multiple kingpost covered bridge by noted builder James F. Tasker. -- Historic American Engineering Record


Multiple Kingspost through truss covered bridge over Mill Brook next to Town House Road in Cornish
Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Open to pedestrians
Built 1881; rehabilitated 1963
- Arnold M Graton Associates Inc of Ashland, New Hampshire (1963 rehabilitation)
- James Tasker of Claremont, New Hampshire
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Length of largest span: 90.9 ft.
Total length: 92.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 6.8 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1978
Also called
Kenyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46298, -72.35342   (decimal degrees)
43°27'47" N, 72°21'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/714095/4815632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Claremont North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78000223 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 29-10-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 25035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • November 28, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • February 15, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 18, 2011: Photos imported by James Baughn
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge and bridge is on the National Register


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER NH-40 - Kenyon Bridge, Spanning Mill Brook, Town House Road, Cornish City, Sullivan County, NH
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Loxton