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Sunday River Covered Bridge

Bethel, ME
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Bethel
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted and photographed covered...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted and photographed covered bridges in Maine.
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My brother & sister in law took us here last week while looking for good painting spots. It's a very pretty spot. Get out and look at the bridge from the river not just the spot off the road. The trees still had color so it was very nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely bridge on the Sunday River, The trees had lost most of their leaves but it was still a magic place.

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Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A beautiful bridge unrestricted in walking around and under. Also attended a wedding there. If you do that PUT DOWN A CARPET. the minister dropped the groom's ring and it rolled into the river. Fortunately it was retrieved but a word to the wise take steps to avoid as it could have been lost if the water were higher or... More 

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Colorado
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187 reviews 187 reviews
13 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We saw quite a few covered bridges on our drive throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and this bridge ranks pretty near the top. We visited on a slightly rainy day and the soft colors and foggy weather certainly added led to picturesque quality of the bridge. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

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De Soto, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Covered bridges are a very important part of our highway history so we loved to stop & take pictures here--just a little Americana. We took pictures of each other & the bridge from every possible view to add to our photo memories of our trip. I can simply imagine people stopping here for oh so many reasons one of being... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've seen better bridges in NH. If you're in the area, it's an ok place to stop. I would not go out of my way to see it again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This covered bridge is worth the short drive from Bethel to see. It sits over a beautiful River. It was built in 1872 (I think). Very interesting structure.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is great for the kids to take a dip and the views are beautiful. The kids enjoyed the fresh cold water. It is a must see.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

a great place to take pictures and wade in the water. Absolutely beautiful. Loved it! We took a large group picture for our family here last week.

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maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

this is in a secluded spot, not far off the beaten path, though, and beautiful. you can walk down to the stream it crosses and wade in. but, the graffiti all over the bridge spoils it a little for me....

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