Hello, covered bridge people!
I am so excited to launch this podcast about New Hampshire’s covered bridges!
This journey to research covered bridges has taken me all over the state to libraries, historical societies, and town and state offices where I poured through old documents looking for any tidbits of the history of these bridges. Along the way, I’ve met bridgewrights, timber framers, and engineers who have shared their knowledge.
I’ve had tours of the covered bridges by the people who care for them where I learned of local legends and the restoration efforts to save, or in some cases, rebuild these bridges. I’ve walked along the insides of most of the bridges to study them. I’ve climbed down embankments full of pucker brush and poison ivy, waded in rivers and streams, and balanced on rocks to get a different point of view.
What I learned could fill a book. Actually, I learned more than could fit in a book, and hence, this podcast.
Join me as I interview members of the bridge community who have worked to preserve these historic structures. Whether you’re a covered bridge expert, or, know very little about covered bridges, this podcast is for you.
We will talk about preservation and restoration efforts. We will learn about the bridgewrights who built the bridges in the first place and those who have saved them from being lost to history. We will talk about communities, history, trusses, local legends, and all things covered bridges!
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