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    Officials: Minivan Damages 142-Year-Old Covered Bridge

    New Hampshire transportation officials say a minivan has damaged a 142-year-old covered bridge, and the structure is closed until further notice.

    Officials said the van crashed into a support and first truss of the Honeymoon Covered Bridge in Jackson on Saturday. The bridge is at the intersection of routes 16 and 16A and spans the Ellis River.

    A team was scheduled to visit the bridge and assess the damage.

    The department says the bridge is 121 feet long and 26.5 feet wide. It was built in 1876. A sidewalk was added in 1930 and one of the approaches was rebuilt in 1965. The Jackson Historical Society says on its website local custom has "carried on a romantic tradition with many newly married couples having their photograph taken there."

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    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)

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