Honeymoon Bridge, Jackson

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Honeymoon Bridge is a wooden covered bridge over the Ellis River in Jackson, New Hampshire, United States.HistoryIn 1873, town residents debated whether to build and/or repair at least two bridges that crossed the Wildcat River. Honeymoon Bridge was built in 1876, just south of the confluence of the Wildcat with the Ellis River, by Charles Austin Broughton and his son Frank. The Broughton family owned a dairy farm on the east side of the Saco River. Serving in the Civil War, Charles had carpentry skills needed to do the work. In 1899, the town of Jackson paid the Goodrich Falls Electric Company to illuminate the bridge. The sidewalk on the side of the bridge was added in 1930 according to town records, and improvements were done in 1965 to improve visibility and provide parking. In 2001 the bridge received a 64000 grant that provided for the installation of a fire protection system that included sprinklers, among other things. Further rehabilitation of the bridge was completed three years later. Today, Honeymoon Bridge is an often-photographed tourist attraction.Honeymoon Bridge is one of 20 examples of the Paddleford truss design. The bridge was nicknamed "Honeymoon" bridge from the tradition of lovers kissing under it for good luck. The name dates to at least 1936, with bridge historian Adelbert M. Jakeman possibly giving the bridge its nickname. Honeymoon Bridge is designated as Covered Bridge 51 by the state.
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  • Nice little beauty spot, easily accessible with free parking right next to it. If you venture down to the rivers edge then the landscape gets even better.  more »
  • This is the direct way to the Snowflake Inn and the Wildcat restaurant. very well kept, solid, and pretty.  more »
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  • It's a nice covered brick in Jackson NH what more can you say. Go across to visit some nice little local shops.
  • As a resident of this wonderful town. I love my covered bridge. HONEYMOOM BRIDGE 🤗❤

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