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Slate Bridge Grand Opening Photos
Swanzey, NH - October 6 - Covered Bridge Day in Swanzey also turned out to be a
typical New England fall day as well, wet and cloudy, as covered bridge enthusiasts gathered for
the grand opening of the Slate Bridge (29-03-06).
Jim Smedley and Gloria Kruba were there on
that day as they took a five day swing through New Hampshire and Vermont, photographing 43
Jim belongs to the Theodore Burr Covered
Bridge Society of Pennsylvania and the NSPCB. Many thanks to Jim from Vermont Bridges Dot
Com for the use of his excellent photos. See more of his work in "Brownsville's Smith Bridge
Downed by Wind- storm" and "New North Hartland Covered Bridge Replaces Concrete Span!"
Jim and Gloria reside in Baltimore Maryland.
After an extensive renovation, the Slate Bridge had been reassembled in its place over the
Ashuelot River over the week of June 18. For more photos, see the NSPCB Summer newsletter
on this website.
The original span was built in 1862 using a
town lattice truss at a cost of $1,850.64. The 122 foot span was later reinforced with four Iron
turnbuckle rods.(Covered Bridges of New Hampshire, by Edward White, 1942)
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This file posted October 12, 2001