Babbs Covered Bridge

Babbs Covered Bridge, Windham: Address, Babbs Covered Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Babbs Covered Bridge
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Bridges
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Nancy C
McDonough, GA34 contributions
Great Covered Brige
Oct 2021
Don't see these very often. It is beautiful and the water/scenery it goes over was very pretty. It's a one way bridge so need to watch for other cars. Very cool to see!
Written October 14, 2021
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MaineMountainOwl
Maine287 contributions
Picturesque Covered Bridge on the Presumpscot River
Jun 2021
This fairly picturesque single-lane, 79-foot (24 m) queenpost truss covered bridge (rebuilt 1976) over the Presumpcot River was open to traffic when I visited it. Limited parking was on the roadside on either side of the bridge. One of its more significant aspects was its proximity to Maine’s largest city. It was also one of only nine covered bridges remaining in all of Maine. As a bridge, it had no park or other amenities. Signs indicated its name and date. I most liked its design; I disliked nothing.
Written June 28, 2021
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH9,321 contributions
PICTURESQUE COVERED BRIDGE IN A WOODED SETTING
Aug 2020
My route to Babb’s Covered Bridge was from downtown Gorham. My Garmin led me to the beginning of Hurricane Road. About 2/3 of the way to the bridge, I came upon an abandoned road construction project. Parts of Hurricane Rd in Gorham were unpaved. It appeared that there were future plans for finishing the project. I recommend an approach from the section of Hurricane Road from River Road on the Windham side off Rt. 202.

The bridge was in a sparsely-settled area in a picturesque setting.

There were areas to park on both the Gorham and Windham sides of the bridge.

At the time of my visit, there were a lot of people there. People use the river as a swimming spot. Despite notices telling people not to jump off the bridge, they do jump off the areas immediately adjacent. There are several ropes tied to trees that they use to swing out over the Presumpscot River to jump in.

In the course of walking around both sides of the bridge, I met a very nice couple from Romulus, MI where Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), the primary international airport serving Detroit, is located. While we chatted, we watched the youngsters jumping and swinging into the river.

Other folks were keeping cool in tied-down tubing-type floats on the upriver side of the bridge.

During my visit, some kayakers paddled up the river and under the bridge.

The actual date of original construction is open question. The years 1840, 1843, and 1864 come up. The original mid-1800’s bridge burned down in 1976. The new bridge is a replica. It is 79 feet long and 13 feet 9 inches wide. It is a single-span queen post truss bridge. The exterior side walls have vertical board siding. The portals are posted for a height limit of 10 feet. The roof is gabled.

I rate my visit to Babb’s Covered Bridge at 4.50. It’s a worth a detour off Rt. 202.

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Written August 24, 2020
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MaineGuy777
Bangor, ME1,822 contributions
Nice Replicated Bridge; Very Nice Spot
Sep 2019
Situated on a very nice spot on the Presumpscot River, this replica of the original 1864 bridge (destroyed by arsonists in 1973) dates from 1976.

I was the only one there on a late Thursday afternoon in early September and was able to take lots of photographs of the river and bridge.

It's about half-an-hour from Portland.
Written September 6, 2019
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NHjo
Saco, ME3,957 contributions
Worth a peek
Aug 2019
As New England covered bridges go, it's nice but average. There's a small offstreet parking space to stop and take photos. But hey, it's a covered bridge! Worth detouring the two-minute drive off River Road.
Written August 26, 2019
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393-On-The-Road
Venice, FL153 contributions
It's a Covered Bridge!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Down a side road from River Rd, a cute little covered bridge that handles local traffic. Drove down to check it out but and enjoyed the short ride over it, but didn't see anywhere that we could stop and explore. "It's the going, not the getting there that's good" as Harry Chapin would sing
Written July 21, 2019
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Diane F
12 contributions
Beautiful pictures
Sep 2018 • Solo
I love driving over here for the serene view and taking pictures from different angles and views. It’s a beautiful place to just stop and view. If you love photography, and want a beautiful scenery, this is a stop you can’t miss, especially in the fall and winter. Heck, all seasons lol!
Written June 1, 2019
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Wildflower
Montgomery, MI641 contributions
Iconic summer spot
Aug 2018 • Solo
Here you can rope swing into the water, swim, kayak, canoe, and walk or drive across a nostalgic covered bridge. Nowhere like it. It is pure summertime.
Written November 26, 2018
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Cheryl A
Naples, ME56 contributions
Doggie Delight
Nov 2018 • Couples
Took the dog and hubby to see the bridge. Great choice. Hubby loved the restored bridge, dog loved drinking fresh river water off a flat rock. Nice golden foliage. Quiet. No traffic.
Written November 5, 2018
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rex e
Union City, NJ809 contributions
Covered Bridges in Windham
Oct 2018 • Couples
Found it by accident, noticed the road sign reading, Covered Bridge Road, off of River Road, a nice little gem over the Presumpscott River. Private property on all sides of the bridge, so don't park on anyone's grass or driveway. There is a small space to pull over and take a few pictures.
Written October 23, 2018
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