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Covered bridge

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Paint cans marked "warm mahogany" circling his drop cloth, Glenn Bostic takes a moment to reflect on the nature of his work on the oldest surviving covered railroad bridge in the United States. Built in 1889, this covered bridge spans the Contoocook River and served rail traffic until 1960. 

Bostic has painted his share of historic structures, including the Mount Washington Hotel. For this bridge project, he's using a 120-foot lift to get out toward the middle span.

Watch and listen as he discusses the job:

courtesy of Conrad Young

A watercolor artist from Concord is passionate about painting and documenting covered bridges all over New Hampshire.

Conrad Young met Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley in Warner at the Dalton, his favorite covered bridge, to talk about his book featuring the Granite State's covered bridges.


A historic covered bridge in New Hampshire is back in operation after a bus driver hit and damaged the structure.

Cornish Selectmen Chair John Hammond tells the Eagle Times the Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge was reopened in April after the repairs were made.

Cornish police said Allan Spencer was transporting the Otter Valley Girls Basketball Team Feb. 19 when the bus from the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in Vermont damaged the bridge.

Police said the bus was 19,000 pounds over the bridge's weight limit and more than three feet taller than its height limit.