Honeymoon Covered Bridge (also known as Covered Bridge No. 51) is a wooden covered bridge in Jackson, New Hampshire, that spans the Ellis River. Charles Austin Broughton and his son Frank erected Honeymoon Bridge in 1876, just south of the Wildcat River’s junction with the Ellis River. On the east bank of the Saco River, the Broughton family maintained a dairy farm and would benefit from the covered bridge addition. Charles acquired the necessary carpentry abilities from his service in the Civil War.
Honeymoon Bridge is a prime example of a Paddleford truss style covered bridge. The bridge was given the nickname “Honeymoon” bridge since it was once customary for lovers to kiss under it for good luck. The name has been around since 1936.
The covered bridge is an extremely popular photography spot and parking is luckily ample. Parking in front of Flossie’s General Store is usually open and only a few feet from the bridge. Visitors can walk or drive over the bridge.