Preserving the covered bridges within New Brunswick is preserving an important part of our heritage! Today, only 58 covered bridges remain in our province. We gratefully acknowledge and say a huge thank you to New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for the new roof to preserve our Sawmill Creek Bridge. Thanks to the community members who joined with the Albert County Historical Society and the Albert County Tourism Association in support of the bridge project.
“It is so important to work together to preserve the proud heritage of our individual communities within our province,” expressed Dawne McLean, President of the Albert County Historical Society. “It is events such as this that provide a perfect opportunity to join together and celebrate our rich heritage!”
Don’t miss this heritage celebration! Bring your lawn chair and join us for a festive afternoon on Sunday, August 1, 2pm-4pm, at the Sawmill Creek Covered Bridge in Hopewell Hill (just a stone’s throw off Route 114). Tap your toes to lively music played by Sara and James Nelson. Listen to the interesting history of the construction of the bridge. Enjoy canteen refreshments provided by Riverside-Albert Volunteer Fire Department and also an ice-cream from S&C! It will be a special community day “at the bridge” and perhaps it could become an annual celebration!