The Albany Covered Bridge, labeled as “White Mountain National Forest Bridge is definitely a must-see for any covered bridge enthusiasts. Its quiet setting and the crystal clear waters of the Swift River make this one of the most photographed covered bridges in New Hampshire.
The covered bridge is also one of the ways you can access Covered Bridge Campground, but if you plan on taking this route be mindful that there is a fairly low height limit that would restrict many camping trailers larger than a pop-up trailer.
This is the height warning on the campground side of the bridge (not on the Kancamagus highway side). It states the clearance height is only 7′-9″ and rated for 3 tons.
If you have a taller or heavier vehicle or camper, and are headed to Covered Bridge Campground, you can take Passaconaway Rd off of West Side Rd in Conway to avoid the bridge.
History of Albany Covered Bridge
Albany Covered Bridge was built in 1858 but destroyed by a storm which flooded the Swift River and swept away the new bridge. The bridge was quickly rebuilt and remained usable for over 100 years before needing to be renovated in 1970.