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Monadnock covered bridges are a living example of engineering history

Carleton Bridge

Carleton Road Swanzey, NH, 03446 Phone:

Location: On Route 32, 4.5 miles south of the junction of Route 12 southeast of Keene; then left 0.3 miles

This bridge, built in 1869, carries Carleton Road over the South Branch of the Ashuelot River. According to local tradition, the bridge was built by local barn builders since the truss construction of the bridge is similar to that used in barns. When it was built, a wagon fully loaded with hay was used as a standard for the height and width of the opening.