Cornish-Windsor Bridge #20
May 23. 2013 3:17PM
The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. There were three bridges previously built on the site. All three were destroyed by floods. The bridge operated as a toll bridge until 1943. The bridge was featured on the Town Bicentennial Medal struck in 1976 and is featured on many New England postcards.
Year of Construction: - 1866
Original Cost: - $9,000
West of N.H. Route 12A, five miles south of Plainfield Village on Cornish Toll Bridge Road. This bridge spans the Connecticut River connecting the towns of Cornish, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont.
Town lattice truss. The bridge is 449'5" long and consists of two spans of 204'0" and 203'0". It has an overall width of 24'0"., a roadway width of 19'6", and a maximum vertical clearance of 12'9". It is posted for ten tons.