HEB has completed the final design phase for the historic Stark Covered Bridge rehabilitation project. Upon approval by NHDOT, the project will move into the bidding phase, with construction anticipated to begin in early 2014. The rehabilitation work is expected to last nearly a year. During construction, the bridge will be closed to the public and traffic will be detoured around the site. The rehabilitation will stabilize the bridge structure to make it safe for vehicular traffic while maintaining its historic appearance.
The rehabilitation is primarily funded through a National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program grant, administered through NHDOT’s State-Aid Bridge Program. The Paddleford-style truss bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few remaining covered bridges of this style still in use in New Hampshire today.