Remember When Dover, New Hampshire Sold One of its Covered Bridges for $1?
For some they were so sad to know this bridge was being taken down and moved after the town of Dover, New Hampshire sold it for $1. For others, they never knew what happened to it until now. Talk about memories either way.
On the Facebook group Forgotten New Hampshire, a simple photo and reminder about this bridge took so many down nostalgia lane.
This 154-foot long pedestrian bridge used to cross over the Cochecho River in Dover, according to the Laconia Daily Sun, but now sits across the Tioga River in two different locations after the Belmont Conservation Commission purchased it for $1 from the Town of Dover. Yup, just a buck.
The sale from the Dover City Council happened in 2013 but didn't find its permanent home until basically the pandemic. The article continues to say that the sale only happened because community support to help with its upkeep fell short.
It's now called the Village Rail Spur Trail Bridge, and if you want to learn a bit more about its progression from Dover to Belmont, click here on the Town of Belmont website, with photos and a timeline.
Because the bridge was sold, moved, and reassembled between 2013 and 2019, many in Dover definitely lost touch with the progress.
Here's a wonderful timeline in the Minnisquam Echo as well. There are very cool photos in this article of the final days of putting one of the sections together.
Just think, after a simple posting on Forgotten New Hampshire memories came flooding back, and so many are just now discovering where this bridge landed.
Do you remember the bridge, or are you making new memories at its new spot?