“Looking For Historic Bridges? We Got You Covered.”
April 12, 2023
NH Chronicle
“Tonight, covered bridges are quaint, and romantic, and draw visitors to The Granite State. A Hancock woman has written what is being called a must-have book for everyone who appreciates these stunning structures.”
Erin & Kim At Corbin
February 6, 2023
“Of the roughly 60 remaining historical covered bridges in New Hampshire, 46 are over a century old, and all are steeped in rich history with stories to tell. In her debut book, ‘Covered Bridges of New Hampshire,’ Kim Varney Chandler has made it her personal mission to share those stories.”
January 22, 2023
“From the architectural design of covered bridges to who built them, paid for them, and repaired them, “Covered Bridges” is a thorough and detailed history. Chandler includes illustrations to show which style of truss was used in building the individual bridges and a Things to Know section at the beginning of the book, so the reader knows what a truss is, along with other frequently used terminology. Chandler effectively illustrates the level of care involved in the preservation of the bridges.”
January 16, 2023
“Restoring and embracing colonial structures like covered bridges reinforces that tradition. And then there are talented folks, like Kim Varney Chandler, who go above and beyond to preserve that rich history in art or writing, like in her new book.”
December 2022
“It only made sense to Kim that photographing and then writing about covered bridges was a safe way to be productive during the pandemic.  That is all to our benefit because she has produced, with the help of the talented folks at Peter E. Randall publishing, a book for the ages. 50 or 100 years from now I can imagine a lover of covered bridges with Kim Varney Chandler’s book in hand exploring the covered bridges of New Hampshire.”
December 12, 2022
Kim Varney Chandler of Hancock digs up the stories of NH’s covered bridges
November 28, 2022
“It’s more expensive to restore and maintain a covered bridge than to replace it with a steel or concrete structure. And yet, New Hampshire is still home to 60 of them, thanks to the local communities that fought to keep them alive….”
November 23, 2022
“If you’re seeking a leading authority on New Hampshire’s covered bridges, look no further than Hancock…”
October 15, 2022
“There are more than 60 authentic covered bridges in New Hampshire, 46 of which are more than a century old. Some have stood sentry over their waterways without incident; others have risen after a tragedy took them down. In her book, Chandler tells these bridges’ stories. The book has been endorsed by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.”
October 13, 2022
Covered Bridges of New Hampshire was selected as the Book of the Week by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library
October 10, 2022
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