Covered Bridges of New Hampshire
by Kim Varney Chandler
While there have been many books written about New Hampshire’s covered bridges over the years, this one is by far the most comprehensive. Kim has thoroughly researched each bridge and provided documentation to support, and sometimes correct, the stories found in other books and periodicals.
—Bill Caswell, President, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
I have provided engineering services for many historic covered bridges in New Hampshire. Kim’s extensive research and passion for covered bridges is evident in her writing and has provided me with a much greater insight into the history of New Hampshire’s covered bridges.
—Sean T. James, P.E., Senior Vice President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
Kim has thoroughly investigated the building and work on covered bridges as well as many other important facts about these historic structures that seem to be getting lost in the fast society of today. She has also chronicled personal information and stories pertaining to the folklore surrounding the centuries of authentic covered bridge building. I am keenly anticipating the reading of the book.
—Arnold M. Graton, Master Covered Bridgewright
A must book for covered bridge enthusiasts and historians. No other book on covered bridges goes into such historical detail.
—Robert H. Durfee, P.E., Bridge Engineer/Covered Bridges
This book will be a must-have reference guide and historical resource for everyone who appreciates covered bridges.
—Scott Wagner, Vice President, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
About the Author
KIM VARNEY CHANDLER is a researcher, amateur genealogist, photographer, bird watcher, and dog lover. She is a two-time graduate of the University of New Hampshire (’91, ’96G), where her love of history began in Professor Charles Clark’s classroom in Horton Hall. But rather than boldly changing majors, she settled on a history minor instead. Her love of history has been nothing more than a hobby with which to annoy friends and family. Until now.
When not immersed in the past, Kim works as a high school counselor and commits an inordinate amount of time to volunteer work. Kim is a life-long resident of New Hampshire, except for two stints living south of the Mason-Dixon.
She lives in Hancock with her husband, Marshell, and Pemi, the hiking therapy dog.