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Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge 45-14-14 / 29-10-09



Photos taken 1984 by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #108045

Street View 


Significance: The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is the second longest historic covered bridge in the U.S. and the second-longest two-span covered bridge in the world. It is an excellent example of the work of James Tasker and Bela Fletcher, two prolific New England bridge builders.

- Historic American Engineering Record


Covered Town Lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River between Cornish, NH, and Windsor, VT
Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1866; Tolls removed 1943; Rehabilitated 1989
- Bela Fletcher of Claremont, New Hampshire
- James Tasker of Claremont, New Hampshire
2 span Covered Town Lattice through truss
Length of largest span: 203.1 ft.
Total length: 449.2 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976
Also called
Cornish-Windsor Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.47368, -72.38370   (decimal degrees)
43°28'25" N, 72°23'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/711608/4816743 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76000135 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-14-14 / 29-10-09 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 25034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 29, 2019: New photo from David Shedlock
  • April 4, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • September 7, 2016: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • December 2, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • September 3, 2015: New photo from John Loxton
  • September 1, 2015: New photo from John Loxton
  • January 14, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added builders
  • February 15, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 9, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 16, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 23, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • September 15, 2006: Posted HAER photos

Related Bridges 


  • HAER NH-8 - Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • David Shedlock


Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
Posted June 12, 2007, by David Smith (davidl [dot] smith [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Please add the attached photos to your website. Your site rocks! My wife and I were there in fall of 2005 and took these photos.