Covered Bridges of New Brunswick (2018)

Photo : Ray Boucher

These iconic structures are being lost across the province to flooding, maintenance issues and lack of expert attention.

Why they matter:

Approximately 340 of these bridges existed at their peak in the 1940s, when a new network of roads connected communities across the province. Only 58 remain today. Representing more than a simple aid to transportation, the covered bridges of New Brunswick symbolize the province’s growth and prosperity in the 20th century.

Why they are endangered:

With each passing year, New Brunswick’s covered bridges are increasingly at risk of irreparable damage or demolition due to a range of natural forces, accidents, vandalism, and lack of maintenance. Recent ice and flood waters have taken their toll, weakening and immediately threatening the future of many bridges.

Location

New Brunswick

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