Hartland Covered Bridge

Hartland Covered Bridge – Built 1901

Hartland Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the world at 391 metres long. It was built in 1901 but not covered until 1921. Which as in most bridges that I have seen so far are a wooden truss bridge and then look to have an attached independent shell to protect from weather or rot.

Despite its fame for being very big, it is also the most tackey of every bridge in New Brunswick, from the big sign, string lights at the entrance, and the food truck lot next to the bridge, this made me urn for the other bridges I have seen across New Brunswick.

Interior Trusses
The parking area view from the information centre

Florenceville Covered Bridge

Florenceville Bridge – Built 1907

Florenceville Bridge, built at 16.9 metres long in 1907 is a partial cover bridge span. It is the cutest covered bridge crossing the Saint John River. It sits on a well-developed waterfront boardwalk that even trumps the water access in the bigger downstream cities of Fredericton and Saint John.

Being located across the street from the McCain Foods headquarters there is a bench great for photos of the bridge at sunset with a carved potato. McCain Foods makes 90% of all french fries worldwide.

Picture with potato guy.

Ellis Covered Bridge

Ellis Covered Bridge – Built 1909

North Becaguimec River #4 was built in 1909 and is 18.3 metres long. This bridge is on a bit of a side road that is good until the bridge. The river at this point looks like an amazing fishing spot. This one is very easy to get to and very close to Hartland and Florenceville bridges.

Interior of Bridge
Bridge from the other side.