Turkey Jim's Covered bridge is located at Branch Brook Campground on
Rt. 49 (Campton Village Rd) in Campton NH and crosses Branch Brook.
GPS coordinates: N43.852316, W71.658996.
Turkey Jim's Covered Bridge was built in 1958 and is listed in the
World Guide of Covered Bridges (WGCB), number 29-05-07, and is New
Hampshire covered bridge #42.
Turkey's Jim's Covered Bridge got it's name from the previous
property owner, Jim Cummings who owned a turkey farm there called
Turkey Jim's Turkey Farm.
The original bridge at this location was built in 1883 (some sources
say 1874) but had to be
replaced in 1958 as it was structurally unsafe. Turkey Jim's covered bridge was swept away
by flood waters in 1964. A team of people retrieved the bridge and
placed it back on it's abutments. On Sunday August 28, 2011, a
powerful tropical storm "Irene" made its way up the Eastern coast
and into NH causing many rivers to flood. Turkey Jim's Covered
Bridge was once again swept away by the Pemigewasset River. Turkey
Jim's Covered Bridge slammed into another bridge downstream, cutting
off the main access route to Branch Brook Campground. The bridge was
once again restored and placed back on its abutments.