Covered Bridges in New Brunswick: Little Lepreau River, Tynemouth Creek, Irish River #1 and #2, and Sawmill Creek Covered Bridges

The province of New Brunswick has a lot of covered bridges – they even have a tour and print maps that have them all marked. As I made my way north along the coast I came across about a half dozen including the one in Fundy National Park, though I believe there are well over twenty in total. Uniformly rustic and constructed of weather-beaten wide planks, the bridges span small creeks and tributaries, some in use while others stand in vacated roadbeds that run parallel to the modern routes. They are all charming and reminiscent of the early twentieth century but each seemed to have its own details: the double covered bridge in St. Martins that had a covered pedestrian through way, the cut out window looking out over Sawmill Creek and the marshland from inside, and – perhaps the most charming – a ridiculous and possibly schizophrenic conversation grafitti’d on the interior wall of the Little Lepreau Covered Bridge. In any event, I do love covered bridges so finding so many concentrated in a small area was a treat.

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Great grafitti: “u can't have any,” Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Great grafitti: “u can’t have any,” Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Little Lepreau River Covered Bridge, Lepreau, New Brunswick, Canada

Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge,T ynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge,T ynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge,T ynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge,T ynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

View from near Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge, Tynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

View from near Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge, Tynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking out through Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge, Tynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking out through Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge, Tynemouth Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 and #2 Covered Bridges, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 and #2 Covered Bridges, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #2 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #2 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Irish River #1 Covered Bridge, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

View from inside Sawmill Creek Covered Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada

View from inside Sawmill Creek Covered Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada

Sawmill Creek Covered Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada

Sawmill Creek Covered Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada