Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Denman Thompson/West Swanzey Bridge in Swanzey, New Hampshire. The Denman Thompson Covered Bridge was built in 1832 and crosses the Ashuelot River. The Bridge permits one-vehicle travel, and has a walkway on one side. There is a small park and picnic area adjacent to the Bridge.
We had a snow-filled Adventure to the Denman Thompson Covered Bridge. I was excited to visit a new covered bridge, the weekend after our first snow storm. I was pleased to see the parking area was plowed so we could safely leave our car and explore. We immediately heading to the Bridge. The snow was deep, adding an interesting aspect to our exploring. The scene was beautiful, the snow covered the park and bridge, while the River water flowed steadily. The Bridge was adorned with Christmas lights, and a wreath to celebrate the season. I was cautious to not get too close to the edge of the Park, unclear where the slope began and the water started. We posed for a bit and enjoyed the Winter wonderland.
After exploring the side of the Bridge we sauntered up to the sidewalk, and strolled under and through the Bridge. I appreciate finding a bridge that contains a walkway, providing safe travel under. There was a lovely view from the Bridge down the River. The location was peaceful and had little traffic. After observing the sites we made our way back to the River’s edge to snap a few more photographs. As you can see below we are practicing for our annual Christmas card, although I did save some of my favorites for a future post. Definitely a gorgeous New England Bridge (Rating: 4).