The 1,283(391 meters) foot Hartland Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the world. It was originally constructed by the Hartland Bridge Company, which was formed by citizens on both sides of the St. John River, and officially opened July 4, 1901. The bridge was purchased by the government of New Brunswick in 1906.
Two spans of the bridge were taken out by river ice April 6, 1920, and the government made major repairs and covered the structure in 1922. The side walkway was added to the bridge in 1945 and on June 23, 1980, the Hartland Covered Bridge was declared a National Historic Site and on September 15, 1999 it was declared a Provincial Historic Site.
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