HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - State officials are investigating a fire
on New Hampshire's oldest covered bridge, which crosses the
Ammonoosuc River between the towns of Haverhill and Bath.
Firefighters from three towns were called to the bridge early
Wednesday morning because smoke was reported coming from wood that
enclosed a water main that runs the length of the bridge.
It took them four hours to make sure the bridge was safe.
The 256-foot-long bridge was built in 1829. It's no longer open
to vehicle traffic.
Woodsville Fire Chief Brad Kennedy said the only damage was to
the wooden enclosure.


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