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Rowell's Covered Bridge
Hopkinton New Hampshire Scenic


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NameRowell's Covered Bridge
AddressWest Hopkinton Road
over the Contoocook River
Hopkinton, NH 03229
TypeAttraction
CategoryScenic
DescriptionThe bridge was built by Horace Childs of Henniker with the help of his brothers Enoch and Warren. The Burr type construction is unusual in that solid timber arches are fitted end to end and bolted to the side timbers to form the basic design. Most arches in other designs are laminated. A short time after it was constructed, a herd of cattle, driven faster than they should have been, moved the bridge off its abutments. The structure was brought back and securely fastened in place. Around 1930, a central pier was placed under the structure to strengthen the bridge, but under heavy loading, the bridge teetered. The top of the pier was removed and the bridge was found to function adequately without it. The structure was rebuilt by the state in 1965 at a cost of $9,521. It was rehabilitated in June of 1982 by the state for a cost of $9,000. The Antiquarian Society in Hopkinton has a demonstration model of a Long truss on display. The Rowell's Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Phone 1(603) 271-3483
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/p19.html
Last Updated12/3/2013
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Rowell's Covered Bridge - Hopkinton, NH 03229

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