Jackson Covered Bridge Closed Starting Monday As Repairs Get Under Way

by Christian Mower on August 27, 2018

Crews clean up the Honeymoon Bridge following a cement truck failing to clear the cross bracing this past July. ~ Photo courtesy of the Jackson Area Chamber of CommerceCrews clean up the Honeymoon Bridge following a cement truck failing to clear the cross bracing this past July. ~ Photo courtesy of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce

JACKSON, NH – A 142-year-old New Hampshire covered bridge is getting some repairs. New Hampshire Department of Transportation Officials said work on the Honeymoon Covered Bridge in Jackson was scheduled to start on today (8/27/18). It will take three weeks to complete.

The Department of Transportation says during the repairs, the bridge will be closed to all traffic daily from 7 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Signs at each end will alert drivers to the closure. The bridge over the Ellis River will be open to traffic on weekends during the repair time period.

The bridge was damaged by vehicles twice within a few weeks. A Conway teen crashed a minivan into a bridge support and truss on June 30, and then an Alvin J. Coleman & Son cement truck damaged the bridge’s roof on July 23.