2 votes

Albany Covered Bridge 29-02-06


Albany Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009


BH Photo #147531

Street View 


Covered bridge over Swift River on Passaconaway Road in Albany
Carroll County, New Hampshire
Open to traffic
Built 1858; rehabilitated 1970
Covered Paddleford through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
White Mountain National Forest Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.00584, -71.24072   (decimal degrees)
44°00'21" N, 71°14'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/320368/4874962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Conway West
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 24818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 20, 2021: Updated by Doug K: Removed category "Covered bridge open to traffic"
  • December 2, 2020: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • November 10, 2020: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 27, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel
  • April 17, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • December 10, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • October 12, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Albany Covered Bridge


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Loxton
  • Richard Doody
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Geoff Hubbs


Albany Covered Bridge 29-02-06
Posted December 2, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

What a find, while going through old family photos on color slides. My father photographed this bridge in 1952, with my mother standing by watching a period pickup truck cross the bridge. The sign at the left clearly points across the bridge to "Passaconaway", which is now mostly a ghost town located along route NH-112 (Kankamagus Highway) west of Conway NH. That sign definitely identifies where this picture was taken, and which bridge this is.

Since this is the east portal, and the sun is shining on the bridge deck itself, this picture was taken at about mid-morning.

This 1952 picture also shows that arson of wooden bridges is not a new phenomenon! Fortunately the fire didn't cause extreme damage, though that may be why it had no siding in 1952. The substructure was apparently not damaged at all. The lack of siding really shows off the Paddleford truss design in this photo.

I also changed the name of the road that crosses the bridge to Passaconaway Road, per NBI and Google maps.

(Picture that would have been here is now #41 above.)

Albany Covered Bridge
Posted January 15, 2014, by Anonymous

New street view added