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Covered Bridges of New Hampshire is a must have book for covered bridge enthusiasts and historians. The book is an engaging and well-illustrated history of the remaining covered bridges in the Granite State. The 288-page, full color, softcover features the author’s own current day photography of all sixty-one covered bridges, paired with historical photos in a then-and-now-theme. It is the most comprehensive history of New Hampshire’s covered bridges in print. “No other book on covered bridges goes into such historical detail,” reports engineer Robert H. Durfee.

Award-winning author Kim Varney Chandler partnered with bridgewrights, timber framers, bridge engineers, historical societies, town offices, libraries, state and national organizations, and community members to compile extensive histories of each bridge. The histories of the historic covered bridges of New Hampshire have been collected with exhaustive research and constant fact-checking.

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Join Kim as she travels to deliver interactive programs on Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. Each program is tailored to the specific community and features both existing covered bridges and those that have been lost to history. 

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Kim is now a part of the New Hampshire Humanities Council Humanities To Go speakers bureau.

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The book has been endorsed by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, with co-Vice President Scott Wagner saying, “This book is a must-have reference guide and historical resource for everyone who appreciates covered bridges” and President Bill Caswell stating, “Kim has thoroughly researched each bridge and provided documentation to support, and sometimes correct, the stories found in other books and periodicals.”

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire has received many accolades and extensive press coverage and was featured on WMUR-TV’s New Hampshire Chronicle and Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5.


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