Columbia Bridge – Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont

My plan was to photograph this bridge first and then make my way north taking pictures of other bridges as I went.  As you can see from the photo above, when I reached this bridge, the area was still very much covered in a thick fog.  I took a few photos and then drove up to the northernmost bridge and worked my way back to this one. 

This bridge has the distinction of being the most northerly Connecticut River bridge connecting Vermont and New Hampshire.  The Connecticut River separates the two states but any bridges north of here are all in New Hampshire where the river originates from Lake Francis.

The Columbia Bridge was built in 1912.  It replaced an earlier bridge which had been destroyed by fire in 1911.  I find it interesting that it is only open on one side.

23 thoughts on “Columbia Bridge – Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont

  1. Sandra

    I love the foggy image. I wonder what the reasoning was for having only one side open. Interesting! Thank you Chris! I hope you have a great day

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you Sandra. I wish the state book on these bridges explained why only one side was open. Sometimes, I have many questions when I leave a bridge. It was a good day here. I hope it was the same there. Take care.

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      1. Sandra

        You do a great job of sharing all there is to know. It’s fun to wonder together about some of the unanswered questions. Going well so far. Happy to hear you are doing well too. Let’s keep it going! Take care

  2. Footprints

    I wonder why it has only one open side? I love the fog around the first one. It makes it look so cold, yet the trees are all still so green. A very nice spooky, autumn feel. Beautiful work Chris!

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Being open on just one side seems to be the mystery here. The fog is definitely a different look from the usual bridge images I’ve posted. At this point, so many leaves have not only turned colors but fallen. It may look very different now. Have a great day, Andi.

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