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Sunday River Covered Bridge

Bethel, ME
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Bethel
Type: Bridges
Activities: Driving
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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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
13 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Jewett City, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've seen it in the fall and in the winter and each season brings it's own characteristics to it to make it look unique.

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Barrie, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Want to see a covered bridge without going to Jackson Maine? This will do and the visit won't take much of your time if you are around Sunday River and Newry.

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