Charlie's Bridge

Charlie's Bridge is a 35 foot steel and cedar bridge over the Bearcamp River in Sandwich, NH. This bridge is a replacement for a native timber bridge that was built in commemoration of Charlie Crooker. The new bridge is dedicated to Charlie's memory as well as to his wife, Lib Bates, who spearheaded the efforts to build both bridges. Lib passed away at the age of 92 a few months after receiving the L.L. Bean 2011 Outdoor Hero Award.


The steel I beam bridge stringers were skidded in over a mile through the woods during the early months of 2012 on top of a thick cover of snow.  The bridge was constructed in the spring of 2012 without the use of heavy machinery.