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Forty Five River Covered Bridge

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On our drive to see New Ireland (Albert County), we took the Collier Mountain Road to the south at Teahan’s Corner to see the Forty Five River Covered Bridge. Exciting to see a covered bridge I had never seen before!


approach to the Forty Five River Bridge



Forty Five River is so-named because it took 45 minutes to raft logs from New Ireland down to Alma (Source: ).


the Forty Five River, looking south


Where the covered bridge crosses Forty Mile River there is a steep gorge and the winds were howling when we visited the bridge.



Although the road is rough traveling, the Forty Five River Bridge is in excellent shape, showing new timbers throughout.  It was pleasant to sit on the bench-like side timbers and listen to the wind.



As with most bridges in New Brunswick, the bridge has a social history, partly engraved in its beams.



For more information on covered bridges in New Brunswick, click on the Categories tab at the right, under ‘covered bridges‘.


All my best,


Written by jane tims

July 9, 2018 at 12:14 pm

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  1. Oh Jane it is so wonderful to go on your travels and see the covered bridges. It’s always quite an adventure. Thanks for the road trip.

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    Sandy Waite

    July 16, 2018 at 7:04 am

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