If you're like this writer, you love learning random facts about where you live.

It teaches you something new to energize your brain, while also serving as a nugget of wisdom to share with friends.

New Hampshire is the subject of all sorts of fun facts. For instance, you probably knew that the state bird is the purple finch, and that Alan Shepard – the first American in space – was born in East Derry (you can test more of your trivia knowledge here).

But did you know that New Hampshire is home to the longest covered bridge in the US?

The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge connects Cornish, New Hampshire, with Windsor, Vermont, and extends 460 feet across the Connecticut River.

According to the Library of Congress, the structure is not only the longest wooden bridge in the nation, but the "second-longest two-span covered bridge in the world."


Previous bridges stood on the site in 1796, 1824, and 1849, but were sadly washed away by flood waters. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) states that the newest bridge (as it appears today) was built in 1866, while the Vermont Historical Society dates its construction to 1886.

Whatever the case may be, we're lucky to have this landmark among the many vintage covered bridges scattered across our beautiful state. And speaking of bridges, check out this unique and rustic house in Vermont designed to resemble a covered bridge. Could you imagine living here?

This New England Covered Bridge is Actually a $15 Million House

Listed by Wade Weathers and Meg Kauffman of LandVest this is a WOW home in Stowe, Vermont.

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