Blow-Me-Down Bridge – Cornish, NH

Some old style pegs were used to assemble the Blow-Me-Down Bridge

The third bridge that I visited here in Cornish was the Blow-Me-Down Bridge.  It gets its name because it spans a deep gorge on the Blow-Me-Down Brook.

An image of the chasm below the bridge.

It was a little more challenging to photograph.  The steepness of the gorge below and the heavy brush growth made it too risky to try to go down into the gorge to make images from the side showing the span of the bridge.

The property owner on one side of the bridge dissuaded photographers with one sign that said “no parking” and another that said trespassers would be shot and those that survived would be shot again.  So much for Yankee hospitality.  I ended up parking in some weeds on the other side of the bridge. 

Bridges have wonderful repeating paterns to them.

There is not a lot of history noted about this bridge.  It was built in 1877 for $528 and is another bridge built by James Tasker.

The wood on the diagonal braces looks rather new.

30 thoughts on “Blow-Me-Down Bridge – Cornish, NH

  1. Nancy

    Hello Chris… I’ve been on a bit of a Social Media break. But was happy to come back and see you sharing yet another beautiful covered bridge.
    Sounds like the Wild, Wild West with those signs you speak about!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Sunday my friend!

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  2. Sandra

    The person with the signs sounds charming ☹️ yikes! You were brave to bring us these! Happy you are in one piece and the images are beautiful! Take good care Chris

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I like repeating patterns too. The bridges are full of them. You have to look but there are interesting patterns to be found.
      Sunday night, already? Back at it tomorrow. I hope your weekend was a good one.

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  3. Sandra

    I know, Sunday already! I feel the same way you do. I can’t complain. Stayed close to home but made time for fun. I hope your weekend was nice too. Take good care Chris!

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. I love the wood pegs, also. The new supports look out of place but it’s good to know that someone is maintaining this bridge. Have a great day.

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes, I should have taken a photo of the sign. Some people put up strange signs. Repeating patterns make great subjects for photos. I try to look for them. Thank you. You take care also. 😊

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  4. Sarah

    That property owner is probably a nice little old lady with dozens of cats and fluffy slippers. 😉 But I wouldn’t want you to risk it – better safe than sorry!

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