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Vermont's
Covered Bridges

Tootin' Our Horn

Normally, we don't bother with those awards you see all over some websites. We've been offered a number of them, but they are generally meaningless link exchanges, so we simply say, "Thanks, but no thanks."

This one, however, is different. We put a lot of effort into something and we were recognized for it.

Thanks to a group of Vermont photographers (including myself), Virtual Vermont Internet Magazine can present this collection of photographs and historical information on Vermont's Covered Bridges.

StudyWeb* took a look at it and liked it so much that they included it in their Architecture section, calling it "one of the best educational resources on the Web."

Additionally, National Geographic saw Dave MacKenzie's photo of the Cooley Bridge, and liked it enough to buy it for use in one of their magazines.

Our thanks to Dave, Tom Hildreth and Rick Bersaw for the photography, and to StudyWeb for the recognition.


Matt Wills

*StudyWeb has changed. The new owner has discontinued awards, but that doesn't mean we didn't get one.

Short, long, red, white, brown, open, closed, with windows or without, there are covered bridges throughout Vermont. They are among our most popular attractions.

Why was a bridge covered? Quite simply, for protection from the elements. Not for the people crossing, but for the bridge itself. An easily replaced enclosure provided protection for the structural members and roadbed.

This listing is sorted by County, Town and Bridge Name (current commonly used name, followed by known historical names). The county name is a link which will bring you to a map pinpointing the bridge locations in that county; the Town Name is a link to our Virtual Vermont Town Page.

County

Town

Bridge Name(s)

Addison

Cornwall

Station (Salisbury)

Ferrisburgh

Spade Farm (Old Hollow) Privately owned

Middlebury

Pulp Mill

Halpin

Shoreham

Rutland Railroad

Bennington

Bennington

Paper Mill

Silk (Locust Grove)

Henry

Sunderland

Chiselville

Caledonia

Danville

Greenbanks Hollow

Lyndon

Schoolhouse

Miller's Run (Bradley)

Chamberlin (Whitcomb)

Sanborn (Center)

Randall (Burrington)

Chittenden

Charlotte

Holmes Creek (Lakeshore)

Quinlan (Lower)

Seguin (Upper)

Shelburne

Museum Privately owned

Westford

Brown's River

Franklin

Enosburgh

Hopkins

Fairfax

Lower (Maple Street)

Fairfield

East Fairfield

Montgomery

Fuller (Blackfalls)

Comstock

West Hill (Creamery, Crystal Springs)

Longley (Harnois, Head)

Hectorville (Gibou, Gibou Road) in storage

Hutchins

County

Town

Bridge Name(s)

Lamoille

Belvidere

Mill (Lumber Mill, Lower)

Morgan (Upper)

Cambridge

Gates Farm (Little)

Cambridge Junction (Poland)

Grist Mill (Scott, Bryant)

Johnson

Power House (School Street)

Scribner (Mudget)

Morristown

Red (Sterling)

Stowe

Emily's (Stowe Hollow, Gold Brook)

Waterville

Village (Church Street)

Montgomery (Lower, Potter)

Jaynes (Upper, Codding Hollow)

Wolcott

Fisher

Orange

Chelsea

Moxley (Guy)

Randolph

Gifford (C.K.Smith)

Braley (Upper Blaisdell, Johnson)

Hyde (Kingsbury)

Thetford

Sayers (Thetford Center)

Union Village

Tunbridge

Howe

Mill (Spring Road, Hayward, Noble)

Cilley (Lower)

Larkin

Flint

County

Town

Bridge Name(s)

Orleans

Irasburg

Lord's Creek

Orne

Troy

River Road (School, Upper)

Rutland

Brandon

Depot

Sanderson (Lower)

Clarendon

Kingsley (Mill River)

Pittsfield

Giorgetti Privately owned

Pittsford

Cooley

Hammond

Gorham (Goodnough)

Rutland Town

Twin

Shrewsbury

Brown

Washington

East Montpelier

Coburn (Cemetery)

Marshfield

Martin (Orton Farm)

Northfield

Chamberlin

Moseley (Stony Brook)

Slaughter House

Second (Newell, Lower Cox Brook)

Station

Third (Upper Cox Brook)

Waitsfield

Pine Brook (Wilder)

Village (Big Eddy)

Warren

Warren

Windham

Brattleboro

Creamery

Dummerston

West Dummerston

Grafton

Kidder Hill

MacMillan Privately owned

Guilford

Green River

Newfane

Williamsville

Rockingham

Hall (Barber Park, Osgood)

Bartonsville (destroyed by Irene, 8/28/11)

Victorian Privately owned

Worralls

Townshend

Scott

Windsor

West Windsor

Bests

Bowers (Brownsville)

Hartford

Quechee

Hartland

Martins Mill (Martinsville)

Willard

Springfield

Baltimore

Weathersfield

Downers

Salmond

Woodstock

Middle

Lincoln

Taftsville

Connecticut River Bridges

Because the state line between Vermont and New Hampshire is at the western shore of the river, these bridges are in New Hampshire and only "touching" Vermont.

Vermont Town

Bridge Name

Connecticut River

Lemington

Columbia

Lunenburg

Mount Orne

Windsor

Windsor-Cornish

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March 13, 2013