Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge

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Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge
Cresson Bridge, Swanzey NH.jpg
Sawyers Crossing/Cresson Bridge
Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge
Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge is located in the US
Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge
Nearest city Swanzey, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°53′10″N 72°17′12″W / 42.88611°N 72.28667°W / 42.88611; -72.28667Coordinates: 42°53′10″N 72°17′12″W / 42.88611°N 72.28667°W / 42.88611; -72.28667
Area less than one acre
Built 1859
Architectural style Town truss
NRHP Reference # 78000211[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 1978

The Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge, also known as the Cresson Bridge, is a wooden covered bridge carrying Sawyers Crossing Road over the Ashuelot River in northern Swanzey, New Hampshire. It is a two-span Town truss construction, resting on abutments and a central pier made of split granite. It was built in 1859 to replace a bridge built in 1771. It is 117 feet (36 m) long and 17 feet (5.2 m) wide.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Sawyers Crossing Covered Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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