Covered Bridges

Central Vermont’s Covered Bridges

Central Vermont has 14 covered bridges including a unique collection of bridges in Northfield. Two bridges are within a quarter mile of each other on the same road. They can be easily viewed simultaneously – the only place in the East where this occurs.

Vermont has the greatest concentration of covered bridges in the United States – a total of 114 in this tiny state, many of which are still in use. 100 years ago there were over 600 covered bridges, but the flood of 1927 left only about 200. Nearly half of those have been lost to fire or development since, but the remaining are among the nation’s finest.

“If it’s lonely farm you’re looking for, go to Iowa; if it’s covered bridges you want, try Vermont.” (Ed Barna, author, “Covered Bridges of Vermont”)
Why are Vermont’s bridges covered? Choose the reason you prefer:

· yankee frugality and practicality at work-to protect the trusses from exposure to weather, or
· to allow horses to cross without being spooked by the water flowing below.

There are 14 Covered Bridges in Central Vermont. Each with its own unique history.

Covered Bridges of Waitsfield

Coburn Covered Bridge

Covered Bridges of Northfield

Kent’s Corner

Martin Bridge

Mosley Covered Bridge

The Pine Brook

Robin’s Nest Bridge

Second Covered Bridge-Northfield

Slaughterhouse Covered Bridge

Station Bridge

Third Covered Bridge-Northfield

The Great Eddy Bridge

Warren Covered Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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