27 Covered Bridges That Will Amaze You

Here are some photos of outdoor bridges with covering. They are located in the United States and Canada so you will need a map to find them all.

The purpose of covering is to shield the trusses and deck from the outdoor elements and make it last longer.

Most of these are over 100 years old as many were built from 1825 – 1900.


New England covered bridge during Fall foliage season



Inside Sachs covered bridge near Gettysburg Pennsylvania



Hannah Covered Bridge in Linn County Oregon



New York State



Covered bridge located in northern New Hampshire



Gold Brook in Stowe Vermont




Frankemuth, Michigan



Bridge over the Walloomsac River in Bennington, Vermont




Taftsville Covered Bridge in Quechee Vermont.



Goldbrook Covered Bridge in Stowe, Vermont



Bridgeton, Indiana



Ashuelot Covered Bridge



The longest wooden covered bridge in the world located in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada




Centennial Park in Plymouth Indiana




Dummerston covered bridge is 267 long and 22 wide




Arlington Covered Bridge in Vermont



Vermont covered bridge surrounded by colorful fall foliage



McVetty-McKenzie covered bridge made of wood and dating from 1893 is located in Gould, Lingwick, Estrie, Quebec Canada



Fitzsimmons Creek covered wooden bridge, Whistler, BC, Canada



Pedestrian bridge over the kicking horse river



Red Wooden Covered Bridge on a Forest Road in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, Canada



Berks County, Pennsylvania

Things to know

  1. The oldest surviving covered bridge in the world is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) in Lucerne, Switzerland, which was constructed in 1333.
  2. The United States has more than 800 surviving covered bridges, with the majority found in the eastern states. Pennsylvania has the highest number of covered bridges, followed by Ohio and Indiana.
  3. The longest covered bridge in the United States is the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, which spans the Connecticut River between Vermont and New Hampshire. It measures 449 feet in length.
  4. Covered bridges are often referred to as “kissing bridges,” stemming from the idea that the enclosed space provided privacy for courting couples to share a kiss as they crossed the bridge.
  5. The construction of covered bridges declined in the 20th century with the advent of modern materials and engineering techniques that allowed for more durable and long-lasting bridges without the need for a protective covering.


Walkersville covered bridge, 1903, West Virginia



Ada Michigan


Ada Michigan



Lantermans Mill in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown Ohio. Built in 1989.



Woodstock, Vermont