“While there have been many books written about New Hampshire’s covered bridges over the years, this one is by far the most comprehensive. Kim has thoroughly researched each bridge and provided documentation to support, and sometimes correct, the stories found in other books and periodicals.”
Bill Caswell, President, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
“I have been privileged to provide information to Kim Varney Chandler on her book, Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. Kim has thoroughly investigated the building and work on covered bridges as well as many other important facts about these historic structures that seem to be getting lost in the fast society of today. Her work in documenting the facts and data is an essential testimony to the significance of the structures. Kim has also chronicled personal information and stories pertaining to the folklore surrounding the centuries of authentic covered bridge building. I am keenly anticipating the reading of the book.”
Arnold M. Graton, Master Covered Bridge Wright, Arnold M. Graton Associates, Inc.
“I have been fortunate to have provided engineering services for many historic covered bridges in New Hampshire. Kim’s extensive research and passion for covered bridges is evident in her writing and has provided me with a much greater insight into the history of New Hampshire’s covered bridges.”
Sean T. James, P.E., Senior Vice President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
“A must book for covered bridge enthusiasts and historians. No other book on covered bridges goes into such historical detail.”
Robert H. Durfee, P.E., Bridge Engineer/Covered Bridges
“It has been a privilege to work with Kim on ironing out some of the details in this book along with providing some illustrations of the various truss designs found around the state. Kim has diligently combed through numerous resources to uncover as much history as possible on the covered bridges in our state. This book will be a must-have reference guide and historical resource for everyone who appreciates covered bridges.”
Scott Wagner, Vice President, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
Kim Varney Chandler has it Covered
As a lifelong NH native, I was expecting a beautiful book of photos with brief descriptions of each bridge. What I received when I bought this book blew me away! Kim Varney Chandler has re-defined how to blend beautiful photographs with the most thorough, in-depth research of each bridge, as well as stories that bring each bridge to life. What a treat to read! She has set the bar for current and future historians and I look forward to her next project!
John Webb, Lee, NH
A superbly researched deep dive into the history of New Hampshire’s treasured cover bridges, their construction, and their builders. Kim Varney Chandler’s book is a labor of love guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned student of New Hampshire history.
Louise Pajak, NH