136. The Bedell Bridge
located near the site of the old bridge, in Bedell
Bridge State Park, which is on the west side of NH1O,
south of its junction with NH25 in Haverhill, NH


"The last of five 19th century bridges which have existed at this location was erected in 1866 by a local entrepreneur, Moody Bedell, who had operated a ferry service here prior to the first bridge in 1805. The 396-foot structure was the largest surviving example of a two-span covered bridge utilizing Burr truss and timber arch design. Following several years of human effort which corrected decades of deterioration, the newly-restored landmark was destroyed by a violent windstorm on September 14, 1979."

erected 1979

The Bedell Bridge was listed on the National Register in 1975.


Bedell Bridge State Park

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Historical Markers of the White Mountains Region

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1/27/2002