My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cornish, New Hampshire -- Windsor, Vermont Bridge

Walk Your Horses Or Pay Two Dollars Fine.

Cornish - Windsor Bridge

Build in 1866 at a cost of $9,000, this is the
longest wooden bridge in the United States and
the longest two-span covered bridge in the world.
The fourth bridge at this site, the 460-foot
structure was built by Dela J. Fletcher (1811-1877)
of Claremont and James F. Tasker (1826-1903)
of Cornish, using a lattice truss patented by
architect Ithiel Town in 1820 and 1835. Built as
a toll bridge by a private corporation, the  span
was purchased by the state of New Hampshire in
1836 and made toll-free in 1943.