Lincoln Covered Bridge – West Woodstock, Vermont

The Lincoln Covered Bridge spans the Ottauquechee River, a short way west of the village of West Woodstock. It is just south of US 4, connecting that road to Bridges Road and Fletcher Hill Road on the south side of the river. It is a single span, 136 feet in length, resting on concrete and stone abutments, and is 18.5 feet wide with a roadway width of 14 feet . The bridge was built in 1877 by R.W. Pinney and B.H. Pinney about thirty years after the Pratt truss was patented. According to covered bridge history Richard S. Allen, it is the only known surviving use of the Pratt truss in wood; this form is seen much more widely in metal bridges built later.

See a more detailed post on this bridge here.

Abbott Bridge Historical Marker and Site – Pelham, New Hampshire

In 1836 President Andrew Jackson sent a surplus of federal funds back to the states. Pelham received $3,800 on March 14, 1837 and voted to construct a bridge over Beaver Brook. The bridge was called South Bridge but because of its close proximity to the Abbott family farm it also became known as Abbott Bridge. The bridge was built without mortar and is sustained by the precise shaping of its arched stones.

Flume Gorge – Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Flume Gorge is a natural gorge extending 800 feet horizontally at the base of Mount Liberty in Franconia Notch State Park. Cut by Flume Brook, the gorge features walls of Conway Granite that rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. Discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old “Aunt” Jess Guernsey, the Flume is now a paid attraction that allows visitors to walk through it from May 10th to October 20th.

A two mile loop trail brings you up and through the gorge

Interpretive signs can be seen along the path