Sponsor a Covered Bridge

$1,645 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 40 months
Sponsor a historic wooden covered bridge restoration! The NHDOT has condemned the Wentworth Village 1909 steel truss bridge that crosses the Baker River and is removing it this fall.  A bridge has crossed here since the late 1700's and this passage is a vital part of our community. 

As our steel bridge was being condemned, the historic  50-year-old wooden covered bridge at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH was facing destruction as the property was cleared for a new plaza.  This bridge is eligible for  the National Historic Registry.  With help from a private party, we disassembled the Bedford Bridge (also known as the Goffe's Mill Bridge), removed it from Bedfored and relocated it to Wentworth. 

We've now moved to the restoration phase.  The Engineers and Bridge Restoration Specialists involved in the project indicate that the expected life span of the restored Goffe's Mill Bridge is 75 years from now - 2090!! We have pledges for building materials and other fundraisers under way to see this through, as well as a pledge for the necessary abutment modifications.

All contributors will be recognized in the Wentworth Historical Society and a plaque or other form of recognition will be devised when the bridge is put in place over the falls.  

Please become a part of our very important New England history and consider sending a contribution.  No donation is too small and we appreciate your consideration! 

If you'd like to see more of what we're about please visit:  www.FriendsofWentworth.org or find us on Facebook: Friends of the Wentworth Parks and Recreation.

Thank you, we hope you decide to join us in our mission.
 
 
 
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We rigged the bridge over the falls!! We're close and could use one last push to get this done - siding, flooring and railings are underway. Thanks for your continued support, we appreciate it!
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The roof planking is on and roofing will be installed next week. Then the bridge is heading for the falls!! Stay tuned for updates...and thanks for your support!
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We're now installing the roof in preperation for rigging this fall. Thanks for following our project!
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Construction is under way to restore the bridge for placement over the falls this summer! We're getting excited and still looking for donors. This is your chance to be a part of history!! Donors names will be memorialized on brass placques inside the bridge.
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$1,645 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 40 months
Created June 3, 2015
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KM
$50
Kathleen Meade
24 months ago

This is legendary! Love Katie & Kelly Jochems

KM
$50
Kathleen Meade
24 months ago

So Very Impressed!

EM
$100
Edward Montville
24 months ago

From the Montville clan. I hope it helps.

$100
Jerry Meade
24 months ago

Here's to adding Wentworth to this list! http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/table.html

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