The Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge in Woodsville was built in 1827 and spans the Ammonoosuc River. The bridge is the oldest covered bridge in America. The historic marker for the bridge is in a small parking area off NH Route 135 right after the junction with NH Route 10.
The bridge itself is across the street in a little cul-de-sac. The bridge was bypassed for vehicle traffic in 1999 but is open to pedestrians. Before being bypassed the bridge carried traffic for a period of 170 years! The bridge has survived many mishaps to become the oldest covered bridge in America. In 1927 a large tree trunk pierced the side lattice of the bridge, during that same flood a barn floating down the river jammed against the side of the bridge. In 1984 it survived an arson attempt.
After exploring the bridge be sure to walk out to the route 135 modern bridge for the best views of the covered bridge.