October 2017: Destination of the Month Albany Bridge, New Hampshire October 01 2017, 0 Comments

The Albany Covered bridge plays a large role to the community in New Hampshire. The first bridge on this site was constructed in 1857 and destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. The original builders agreed with the city and local officials to rebuild a new bridge minus the cost of the previous one because of the structural issues. The bridge has wide shallow arches and sharply raked facades. The U.S. Forest Service replaced the wooden floor timbers with steel in 1981-1982 to provide a studier base for cars and larger vehicles to use the bridge. The Albany Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Here are a few facts about its construction.


Just north of the Kancamagus Highway, six miles west of N.H. Route 16 on Dugway Road in Albany spanning the Swift River.

Style of Bridge:

Paddleford truss with added arches

Size of bridge:

120 feet long x 21 feet wide
Built by:

Amzi Russell & Leandre Morton

Year of Construction:


Original Cost:


Structural Characteristics:

The bridge is 120'0" long with a clear span of 100'0". It has an overall width of 21'0" with a roadway width of 15'3", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'0". It is posted for six tons.

Maintained By:

Town of Albany

 In honor of the bridge Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of October 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.