March 21, 2021 – Edgell Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today we Adventured to the Edgell Covered Bridge in Lyme, New Hampshire. The Edgell Covered Bridge was built in 1885. It runs along River Road and spans Clay Brook.

We had a nice Adventure to the Edgell Covered Bridge. It has been some time since we Adventured to a new covered bridge so I was excited to locate the Edgell Covered Bridge. We drove along River Road for a long time, I started thinking we would not find it but eventually it appeared. We got out of the car to find several cars parked next to the bridge, soon realizing there must be a trail nearby. We walked to and through the bridge. It was located in a quiet area but we did not spend much time walking the road through the bridge as it was open to traffic. The openings in the bridge were far above eye level, but I was able to stand on a wooden ledge and peer out. The Clay Brook was frozen and covered with some snow. Overall the bridge was somewhat dull but I was glad after driving out of the way for the purpose of finding the bridge, we did eventually arrive. So glad we could Adventure to the Edgell Covered Bridge today (Rating: 3).

August 19, 2020 – Albany Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Albany Covered Bridge in Albany, New Hampshire.  The Albany Covered Bridge was built in 1858 and traverses the Swift River.  The Albany Covered Bridge is open for one-way traffic, however closes in winter months.  The Albany Covered Bridge is just off the Kancamagus Highway and has a large parking lot for visitors.

We had a gorgeous Adventure to the Albany Covered Bridge.  I had been to this Bridge with Shadow, Buster, and My Mom but I could not locate photographs of Shadow and Buster at this site, so will utilize today’s photographs for the blog.  I have fond memories of our first visit, and this second visit did not disappoint!  We arrived to find the parking lot empty!  We found some trails near the parking lot and wandered around, soon arriving at the River’s shore.  The River had endless round rocks, and the bridge just long and spectacular.  We made sure to check out all angles, a nearby trail, and even a cliff-like area at the back of the bridge.  There was minimal traffic and a small area to walk on the side so we were able to trot through and appreciate the views down the River.  It was so peaceful, quiet, and beautiful!  This might just be the most gorgeous covered bridge I have seen.  If you are a covered bridge fan make sure you visit the Albany Covered Bridge.  So glad we could Adventure to the Albany Covered Bridge today (Rating:  5).

Throwback Adventure – Mechanic Street Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

In October 2017 Shadow, Wilma, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Mechanic Street Covered Bridge in Lancaster, New Hampshire.  The Mechanic Street Covered Bridge was built in 1862 and traverses the Israels River.  This Bridge is also sometimes referred to as the Israels River Bridge.

We had a lovely Adventure to the Mechanic Street Covered Bridge.  The Mechanic Street Covered Bridge is one of those interesting structures were from the front and back it looks quite modern, while from the side it appears more rustic.  I especially enjoyed the side view as I love a covered bridge that appears more wood in frame.  We were happy that we could climb down to the River and see the bridge from this angle.  Shadow and Wilma enjoyed exploring, drinking from the River, and climbing across the rocks.  It really is a pretty bridge.  So glad we could Adventure to the Mechanic Street Covered Bridge (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

 

May 16, 2020 – Keniston Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Keniston Covered Bridge in Andover, New Hampshire.  Keniston Bridge was built in 1882 and crosses the Blackwater River.

We had a simple Adventure to the Keniston Covered Bridge. I was not planning on visiting two covered bridges today but we drove right by the sign (#15 I believe) and I could not resist. I photographed the bridge on one side before driving through and we then both got out to explore. Although the area was very quiet, I am usually very hesitant to walk through bridges open to car traffic as often you, as a pedestrian, can end up in a blind spot. So therefore we did not walk all the way through but sauntered around.  We were pleased again to find a little trail down to the River’s edge. The bridge was quite dull, and unappealing. Nearby the bridge there was what appeared to be a leftover metal bridge frame, a surprise aspect of this location.  Wilma made me laugh late as I peaked at her “posed” photos – she just about closed her eyes in all of them!  Not a very scenic stop, however, always good to cross another covered bridge off our list today (Rating: 3).