Squam River Covered Bridge is located off Route 3 in Ashland at the end of the Little Squam Lake on River Street. The bridge is 61 feet long. The bridge was built on the shore of Little Squam Lake and pulled across Squam River by oxen. It was dedicated in 1990. It has the historic Town Lattice Truss design. The bridge has a pedestrian walk on the upstream side and is arched to clear boat traffic below.
NH Bridge Number & Historic Facts
New Hampshire Bridge Number 65. This covered bridge replaces a steel and concrete bridge that was condemned by the state on River Street in Ashland. After the condemnation, the state proposed a two-lane steel bridge for this site. The citizens of Ashland, however, decided they would prefer a one lane covered bridge. It has not reached the 50 year age criteria to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Additional details and specifications:
- 3" wide x 2 1/2" high
- Detailed on both sides
- Includes a ribbon to hang the ornament
- Also includes a romance card that contains a description of the ornament