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Turkey Jim’s Bridge – Campton, NH

What makes this bridge unique is that it’s in a private campground.  To access it, I drove to the campground and stopped at the little gatehouse.  I explained to the woman that I just wanted to take photos of the bridge.  She was very nice.  She gave me a map and a tag for my car and off I went. 

The guide says the bridge is named after Jim Cummings, “whose property it served”.  Is this another case of a bridge built for a single person or family?  The farm where Jim lived was called Turkey Jim’s Turkey Farm.

In 1964, flood water washed  the bridge downstream.  I’m guessing that somehow it remained intact because the history says it “was retrieved and set back on its abutments”. It is now only used by pedestrians and snowmobiles.