Pepperell Covered Bridge is finished but not open for traffic yet.
They're planning a Covered Bridge Grand Opening Extravaganza on September 1st.
So I went around it and covered about 200 miles up to Central New Hampshire and back.
I kept the AC on and averaged 32.2 MPG.
It got up to 101° F yesterday and has been 90+ for 5 days now.
It might not seem like much to you Chile Peppers from Texas, Arizona and Florida but that's hot for New England!
First up is Rowell bridge just off Rt 127 near the Hopkinton NH dam.
It was originally built in 1853 for $300.25 and spans the Contookooc River.
Up some back roads to the Dalton/Joppa Road Bridge in Warner.
It was originally built in 1853 and spans the Warner River.
It's in an awesome setting, 1/2 mile from Rt 103 but only had 1 single car traffic in the 20+ minutes I was there.
The crane picture above was shot here.
It was also used for the cover picture on the book called "New England's Covered Bridges" that I've been using as a guide.
A few miles down Rt 103 in Warner is Waterloo Bridge.
It's also very close to 103, also spans the Warner River but was built in 1857 .
When I was turning around at the next bridge I saw these through the bushes so I snuck through for a couple of shots
Up the street from the wagon is Bement Bridge in Bradford.
It's also very close to 103, also spans the Warner River but was built in 1854.
It's one of my favorites in this part of the state.
I know I'll be visiting these 3 along Rt 103 again.