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Blair Bridge NH

On our last day of our fall trip last year we hit the little town of Blair, near Campton New Hampshire, along route 93 heading South back towards Boston. In the small little town is one of New Hampshire’s covered bridges, The Blair Bridge. We spent about an hour thinking around and shooting the bridge and general area, some pulling their drones out for some aerial footage. The Bridge looked fairly new as it was just rebuilt and re-opened in 2015 after it suffered damage from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

The bridge spans over the Pemigewasset River, which still had some fall colors lingering on the trees as you could see from the shot above.

The sign on the bridge reads- Five Dollars Fine For Riding or Driving On This Bridge Faster Than A Walk. No fines for our group but a few vehicles sure barreled through the bridge quite fast.

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The Great Crossing

8-2013 Great Crossing

Inside the  Mechanicsville Road Covered Bridge, Ashtabula County Ohio

The second longest single-span Covered Bridge in Ashtabula County, this 156 ft. Howe truss with arch was built over Grand River in 1867. The arch is 15 layers of 2 x 8 lumber encased by large beams which form the X’s of the Howe truss. Believed to be the oldest of the County’s covered bridges.

The area where this bridge stands was known as “The Great Crossing.” Early French maps of the region marked the river as “deep” at this location. The first mill in the county was built by Ambrose Humphrey in 1801 and stood just south of the bridge.

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