Hancock – Greenfield Covered Bridge

Location: 290 Forest Rd., Hancock, NH  03449

Category: Arts, Culture & History, Covered Bridges, Outdoor Activities,

Hancock – Greenfield (County) Covered Bridge is number 8 on the list of covered bridges in New Hampshire.   It was built in 1937 and spans the Contoocook River at the town line between Hancock and Greenfield on Forest Road (historically called Old County Road).  It is a Pratt Truss bridge, the first wooden covered bridge using this type of Truss.   It is just over 86 feet long and a little over 27 feet wide, allowing 2 lanes of vehicles to pass.  It has an asphalt shingle roof, with vertical board siding and lattice at both the top and bottom.   This bridge replaced a long truss covered bridge that was built in 1852 and heavily damaged by the 1936 flood.   The Hancock – Greenfield Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.