Swift River Covered Bridge is located on Chatague Lane, off West
Side Rd and crosses the Swift River in Conway NH. GPS location:
N43.985238, W71.119228. Some maps do not recognize Chataque Lane.
You can also get directions very close to the bridge by using
Hillside Ave which is on the other side of the intersection with
West Side Rd.
Swift River Covered Bridge was built in 1870 and is listed in the
World Guide of Covered Bridges (WGCB), number 29-02-05, and is New
Hampshire covered bridge #47. The bridge was restored in 1991.
The original Swift River Covered Bridge was lifted from it's
abutments by flood waters in 1869 and down the Swift River until it
crashed into the
Saco River Covered Bridge. The Saco River Bridge was also
damaged and removed from it's abutments. Both the Swift River
Covered Bridge and the Saco River Covered Bridge floated down the
river for 2 miles. the debris was cleaned up and used to build the
existing Swift River Covered Bridge that still stands at this
historic site today.