New Hampshire’s Corbin Bridge pictured on Purgatory Post stamp
On September 7, 2021, Purgatory Post issued the latest in its long-running series of stamps picturing New Hampshire’s covered bridges. The 17-sola stamp features a view of the Corbin Bridge spanning the Croydon Branch of the Sugar River near Newport Village, New Hampshire.
The bridge, which is just over 96 feet long, is of relatively new construction. The original bridge at the location, which was built in either 1835 or 1845—Purgatory Post operator Scott A. tells me that sources disagree on the exact date, though his stamp uses the earlier—was destroyed by a 1993 fire. The replacement which stands today was built in 1994.