Wason Pond Covered Bridge, Chester, New HampshireLast Sunday, on July 31, 2011, a timber framed covered bridge was built by volunteers at the Wason Pond recreation area in Chester, New Hampshire. It is based on an 1850s style traditional New England covered bridge. Dozens of community members helped to raise the trusses, lay the siding, flooring and nail roof shingles. There was a large crew of volunteers available to feed the workers, too, with breakfasts, turkeys, and a pig roast. The new bridge should last for centuries, which was the intention of the committee. The entire process took months, but over this week most of the building was erected and completed. Many hands make light work!
From WMUR, our local TV station, a photo slide show of the Chester bridge project http://www.wmur.com/news/28727547/detail.htmlThe Timber Framer’s Guild page for the Chester, NH covered bridge project http://tfguild.org/Wason.html
A blog post about the Wason Pond bridge at the Bridgewright Blog http://bridgewright.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/an-ongoing-adventure-at-wason-pond/The Wason Pond Recreation area, from the Chester, NH town website http://www.chesternh.org/wason_pond.htm
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo