At the height of the covered-bridge craze, there were more than 10,000 of these graceful, functional structures in the United States. Now that covered bridges have grown scarce—only about 750 remain in the United States.
Each one of these bridges is distinct, and each has a story to tell. Because of their meticulous construction and connection to New Hampshire's past, covered bridges were the first type of historic structure specifically protected by state law in New Hampshire. Many of our bridges have now earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. You can even get to know all 54 and plan a scenic drive with this New Hampshire Covered Bridges guide.