The Blacksmith Shop Bridge is closed to vehicular traffic and practically in the woods, but it’s one of my favorites. Many people liked the bridge with the picnic table that I showed on Sunday, but the secluded nature and rustic charm of this bridge make it my pick for a picnic. Just bring a blanket, your lunch, and perhaps a bottle of wine.
Cornish, NH is home to four covered bridges. All four were built by one person, James Tasker, and one is the longest bridge in the United States.
It was built in 1881 by James Tasker at a cost of $873. Tasker was a prolific bridge builder and is known to have built at least eleven bridges in this area.
It was given the name because it was located close to a local blacksmith shop. Interestingly the bridge was only used by one family.