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Sunday River Covered Bridge

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Address: Bethel, ME
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A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted...

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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Cool little bridge

It's still in pretty good shape. The original build didn't have any screws or nails in it at all, it was all done with wood! Of course, there is metal in there now to touch it up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bill W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's still in pretty good shape. The original build didn't have any screws or nails in it at all, it was all done with wood! Of course, there is metal in there now to touch it up since it's such an old bridge. When we went a couple was getting married right there. Worth taking 5 minutes to go see... More 

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Thank Bill W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the fact that the bridge is still standing. It has been preserved at this state. No longer being driven over but the nature around is just so pristine.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it's is a great photo-op for visitors. Fun to walk across and listen to the peaceful river below the bridge.

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Thank 4aces4me77
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held our wedding on the bridge and all the pictures look amazing! We were worried when we first arrived at the bridge because the inside is just covered with graffiti but you didn't really notice any of it in the pictures. The bridge itself is so beautiful (save that graffiti) that we opted to not have any decorations added... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area it is a great photo-op for visitors. When we were there someone was taking wedding album pics with the bride and brides maids. It is truly a beautiful for scenic pictures.

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Thank Jondeba
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Kids loved the river below the bridge and played a long time. They were amazed with the wooden peg construction and the fact that it was covered.

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Thank 106janaj
Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Picturesque bridge although weathered after almost 150 years. west end shows erection date. You can walk across it and look out over the Sunday River. Only unfortunate thing is that people have spray-painted things on the inside of the bridge.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Quiet get-away spot. Walk down to the creek and enjoy the sounds of the water rolling by. People before us had stacked several rocks up into unique statues.

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seacoast, nh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The covered bridge is in good condition, but is no longer used. The new bridge runs beside it. If you are a collector of covered bridge snapshots, this is worth going to.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We decided to stop in Bethel just so we could enjoy visiting a covered bridge. This did not disappoint. It looks like what I pictured old covered bridges to be, and walking across it made me think about how many horse and buggys traveled across it. It is very old, I believe from the 1800's. The kids enjoyed looking out... More 

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