Thompson Covered Bridge is located on Main St in West Swanzey, New Hampshire and crosses the Ashuelot River in the center of the town of West Swanzey, NH.
Thompson Covered Bridge in West Swanzey NH was built in 1832 and is listed in the World Guide of Covered Bridges (WGCB), number 29-03-04, and is New Hampshire covered bridge #5.
Thompson Covered Bridge is also known as West Swanzey Covered Bridge, or West Swanzey Bridge in West Swanzey NH.
My how times have changed…
In the early 1970’s school children had to get off the bus when the bus approached the Thompson Covered Bridge because of it’s load limit. After the bus crosses, the children walked over the bridge and got back on the bus.
In 1990 the State of New Hampshire closed the Thompson Covered Bridge, claiming it was unsafe for vehicles to cross the bridge. The bridge has since been restored and is now safe for vehicles to use Thompson Covered Bridge up to 3 tons.
Photo Credit: Ron Robert | Video Credit: Scott Wagner
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