Covered Bridges in Maine
Six of Maine’s nine covered bridges are tucked away throughout the arrestingly beautiful Lakes and Mountains region. Maine’s covered bridges were built between the 1800s and early 1900s and would have rotted and disappeared years ago were it not for the protection of their attractive wooden roofs. Four miles northwest of North Bethel near Routes 2 and 26 stands the Artist’s Bridge, the most photographed and painted of the venerable covered bridges in Maine, with its elegantly arched entryway and intricately woven wooden support beams.
In Fryeburg, discover Hemlock Bridge, a 109-foot Paddleford truss with laminated wooden arches, which was reinforced in 1988 to carry local traffic. In Littleton, find the northernmost and most recently constructed bridge, the Watson Settlement Bridge. Off Route 1 and over the Meduxnekeag Stream, this bridge has been covered in graffiti and is a popular attraction for young photographers.