19-09-07) (WGCB NH-09-07) (2001) A single-span Paddleford
truss 50' 1" over a swamp area in Davis park.
the walking path leaving the northwest corner of Davis Park in Bethel,
Maine. Directions: Davis Park is located at the northeast corner
of SR 26 (entering Bethel from the east) and Parkway. Or entering
Bethel from the west on US 2, at the jct. of US 2, SR 5, SR 26 and Parkway,
turn right (east) onto Parkway and go 0.4 mile to Davis Park on the left
(east). In 2001, when the Town of Bethel was looking for a way to
bridge a swampy area along its recently created footpath, a local bridge
builder volunteered to build a covered bridge. The structure is very
similar to the Sunday River Covered Bridge replica at Big Adventure
Center (WGN 19-09-06).
It is an authentic Paddleford truss span built in true nineteenth-century
fashion with hand-turned hardwood trunnels for the essential joinery.