There are over one hundred covered bridges throughout the province of New Brunswick.
I’ll be covering the ones in New Brunswick where I am from but there should be some mention of bridges across the Maritimes and also Quebec. So if you have any suggestions, step up!
If not, that’s cool too. I’ll find more information on some more bridges myself to add to the list!
Let’s take a look at New Brunswick’s favourite bridges.
The most popular covered bridges in New Brunswick
The Hartland Covered Bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick
The Hartland covered Bridge can be found in Hartland, New Brunswick. This is the longest covered bridge in the world and spans 391 m long across the Saint John river.
This bridge connects the towns of Hartland and Somerville. The design is compromised of seven small Howe truss bridges that are joined together using six piers.
Construction for the bridge began in 1898 and it was finished by 1901. Since then it has been used regularly, with tolls being removed in 1907, and regular maintenance to maintain its structural integrity.
Today the Hartland covered bridge is both a National Historic Site of Canada and covered under the New Brunswick heritage conservation act.
The New Brunswick Museum River Bridge (Perth-Andover)
This one might be a little tough to sort out because it is on the same road as the bus stop and some other business buildings. The bridge is actually across a river but that’s beside the point. This bridge was in our top ten for a while and you can search Google for more information about it.
The old bridge in Saint John, New Brunswick
This one is a little different than the bridge in Perth-Andover but it is just as beautiful. It is definitely one of the more historic bridges.
The Wagon Bridge in Grand Falls, New Brunswick
This is an awesome bridge because it has been there since the early 1800’s. It has moved many times due to flooding and other events that could move a bridge such as this one. I think you can still drive across it and it is a cool thing to see. You can visit the Grand Falls, New Brunswick website here.
The Frye’s Bridge in Riverview, New Brunswick
This is one of my favourite bridges because it has a house built on top of it, which is pretty cool. It is also one of the oldest bridges in New Brunswick.
The Fife’s Bridge in St. Stephen, New Brunswick
This bridge stands out because it is so beautiful and has been here for a lot of years and most of the trees around it are older than the bridge itself, which makes this one even more special. It used to be on a road that you could take to other places but they closed it off and now you have to walk along a path right next to the river/
The Granby Bridge in Miramichi, New Brunswick
There are a few railroad bridges in New Brunswick but this is one of the biggest because it is so big and heavy and stands out against all the other bridges that line the river. This one has also been around for quite a while and was built in 1900/
The bridge on River Road, Oxford Falls, New Brunswick (on route 1).
This one is a little tricky because it is not really a bridge. The word “bridged” makes people think of the metal framework that holds up the road and it doesn’t have that.
It is just an area where the river has cut into a hill and all you can see from any direction are rocks on both sides of the river.
The bridge on Main Street in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
There are usually a lot of people on the bridge on Main Street in St. Stephen, New Brunswick and it is pretty cool to see because it stands out from some of the other bridges that line the river. I think this one is pretty old and I’ve been told that it was built in the late 1800’s: http://www.ststephensartscentre.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=13
The bridge on East Road in Trenton, New Brunswick.
This bridge is older than the one on Main Street in St. Stephen but it is just as cool because it has been there for a lot of years and still stands strong today. It was built around the same time as the one on Main Street in St. Stephen, which was around 1900
The bridge in Blackville, New Brunswick (just outside of Fredericton).
This bridge is very old and I’ve been told that people used to walk across it when they lived in Blackville many years ago. It is pretty cool to see and it has been there for much longer than most of the bridges I know about because I’m told that it was built around the same time as some of the other bridges in New Brunswick.