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The Columbia Bridge is a beautiful, historic landmark that was built across the Connecticut River between Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont. Its construction began in 1911 by Charles Babbitt and was finished in 1912. The Columbia Bridge is actually the third to be built on site and was needed to replace a bridge that had been destroyed by fire in 1911. The towns of Columbia and Lemington shared the original cost of the bridge and to this day it remains the only bridge connecting the two towns together. Since the low water line on the west (Vermont) side of the river marks the boundary between the states, the bridge is both protected and funded by the state of New Hampshire. The Columbia Bridge has since been inducted into the National Register of Historic Places.