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Where in the Valley - Twin State Fruit Sign, White River Junction

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Here is the answer for Where in the Valley...? for March 7 to March 28, 2003

Twin Packard Hill Covered Bridge, Lebanon

This is the sign on the Packard Hill Covered Bridge in Lebanon.

From http://www.state.nh.us/nhdhr/bridges/p111.html:

Between 1780 and 1790 an open timber bridge without railings was constructed at this location for Ichabod Packard. The bridge served Mr. Packard's home on the north side of the river and his mill, a combined sawmill and gristmill, located on the south side. ... the current bridge, built by Arnold Graton Associates ... was dedicated on September 4, 1991. The Packard Bridge was constructed in a manner which replicates the traditional style of covered bridges.

It's really a beautiful bridge.

Blodgett's Sash and Door, Barbara Duclos, Michael Hanchett, David Grobe, Deb Goodwin, Louise Tyson, were the first correctly to identify it. Alan Greatorex guessed correctly, and noted that "... I found this on a web-site, not by going to the bridge, or knowing that that was the bridge's number." Ah, Google.

Packard Hill Covered Bridge, Lebanon
Photographs: Bob Raiselis