There is nothing more rewarding than visiting a quintessential New England covered bridge. We have visited a few of these types of bridges during our travels in Connecticut and Vermont in the past. The first of these bridges that we visited was called Bull’s Bridge. Bull’s Bridge is a single-lane vehicular wooden covered bridge over the Housatonic River in the town of Kent, Connecticut. Several years ago, on Easter Sundays, it was a tradition of ours to go to the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant & Inn, which was located nearby. We would have Easter brunch there and then afterward, we would park near Bull’s Bridge and hike along the Housatonic River. The second bridge we visited was located in the beautiful town of Woodstock Vermont. During one of the most beautiful fall weekends ever, we had the chance to visit the Taftsville Covered Bridge. The bridge is a timber-framed covered bridge which spans the Ottauquechee River in the Taftsville village of Woodstock. I enjoyed this town immensely and if I had a choice to live anywhere in this country, it would be the charming town of Woodstock Vermont. Woodstock and many of the surrounding areas are a photographer’s paradise during all four seasons and I would never want to leave.
On the way home from our day trip to North Conway, we decided to stop by the Jackson Covered Bridge in Jackson, New Hampshire. We took a few photographs of the bridge and visited Flossie’s General Store & Gift Emporium. I will share a few photographs as well as some information about the covered bridge.
The Jackson Covered Bridge is also known as Honeymoon Bridge and Covered Bridge No. 51 over the Ellis River in Jackson, New Hampshire. The bridge is located at the intersection of Route 16 and 16A.
The Jackson Covered Bridge was built in 1876 by Charles Austin Broughton and his son Frank.
Graffiti on the wooden railing.
The covered portion of the bridge is 121′-1″ long and the clear span of 103′-0″ between the abutments.
A view of the Ellis River.
A side view of the bridge.
A fall view of the Ellis River from the Jackson Covered Bridge.
A top view of the bridge.
The truss of the bridge is a Paddleford with added Arches.
The bridge width is 26′-5″, the roadway width is 16′-0″. The vertical clearance is 12′-3″.
Looking out from inside the bridge.
Before hitting the road, we visited Flossie’s General Store & Gift Emporium. The store is situated near the bridge and had a real country feel to it. The store features the work of many local artisans from Jackson as well as other parts of New Hampshire.
Flossies General Store & Gift Emporium.
Flossies General Store & Gift Emporium on a beautiful fall day.
Chrysanthemums are flowering plants sometimes called mums or chrysanths, in the genus (Chrysanthemum) and in the family (Asteraceae).
An assortment of colorful lawn ornaments.
Colorful fall mums for sale.
We had a great time during our day trip to New Hampshire and we hope to be back soon.