One of the shortest covered bridges and more remote covered bridges in Kings County, New Brunswick is the Malone Covered Bridge. Also known as the Kennebecasis River No. 23 Covered Bridge as the bridge crosses the Kennebecasis River (which has plenty of covered bridges that cross it), the bridge is 64 feet (19 feet) in length. Built in 1911, the covered bridge is built with a Howe truss design and is named for the Malone family, which had a nearby homestead and they lent their name to the bridge.
The Malone Covered Bridge is located along a quiet country road called Upper Goshen Road, not far from the communities of Goshen and Mechanic Settlement. It's not far from Fundy National Park either, which also has a few covered bridges within or bordering the park boundaries. When I visited the covered bridge, it was at the tail end of mud season, so getting there was a little tricky, but when I arrived, it was worth the drive to the bridge.
|Headache bars are installed at either end of the covered bridge to help prevent over height vehicles from crossing.|
|The Kennebecasis River, which is more of a stream near the bridge.|
|The eastern portal of the covered bridge.|
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Sources and Links:
Tourism New Brunswick - Kennebecasis River No. 23 Covered Bridge
Take a Trip - Kennebecasis River’s Malone Covered Bridge #23
New Brunswick's Covered Bridges - Kennebecasis River No.23 (Malone)
DaleJTravis.com - New Brunswick Covered Bridges List
Celebrate Sussex - The 16 covered bridges in Kings County, New Brunswick (PDF)