Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge is located in Lincoln, New Hampshire
within the Flume Gorge, over The Pool at
The Flume in Lincoln, NH. GPS coordinates are N44.104294,
Sentinel Pine Bridge was built in 1939 for walking tourists traffic
only at the Flume.
Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge is listed in the World Guide of Covered
Bridges (WGCB), number 29-05-01 and is New Hampshire covered bridge
The Sentinel Pine Bridge got it's name from the fact it was built on
top of a giant Pine tree that was approximately a century old. The
old Pine was 5 feet wide at it's base and stood 90' tall. The tree
fell during a hurricane in 1938 near the site where the bridge is
located today. The tree was cut to 60' in length and moved to the
bridge site where it was hoisted over the deep gorge of the Flume.
Workers took other trees that had also fallen and made the
footbridge on top of the giant pine as well as finished the walls
and the roof of the covered bridge with local trees. Looking closely
at the construction of the Sentinel Covered bridge and you will see
the bridge was built using pegs to hold the wood planks and beams in
The Flume in Lincoln, NH, be sure to walk over the bridge and up
the trail. Looking back at the bridge you can clearly see the giant
pine tree that still holds up the Sentinel Covered Bridge.