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

Photos 

Overview

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

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #108045

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Significance: The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is the longest 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

Facts 

Overview
Covered Town Lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River between Cornish, NH, and Windsor, VT
Location
Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1866; Tolls removed 1943; Rehabilitated 1989
Builders
- Bela Fletcher of Claremont, New Hampshire
- James Tasker of Claremont, New Hampshire
Design
2 span Covered Town Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 203.1 ft.
Total length: 449.2 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.4 ft.
Recognition
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:
Windsor
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 (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 5.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
2,700

Update Log 

  • 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 

Sources 

  • 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

Comments 

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.