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Vermont Covered Bridges

Picture of the West Dummerston Bridge

The West Dummerston Bridge - Vermont's Longest

There are well over 100 covered bridges in the State of Vermont over everything from seasonal brooks to the Connecticut River. Many are still open to vehicular traffic but there may weight and height restrictions. Many others are now closed to vehicular traffic. Many are also either now on private land or have been recently built on private land. In Vermont they like to put covered bridges almost anywhere.

Most of these bridges were originally built in the 1800s, although some were built as recently as the 1990s.

Vermont Covered Bridges Quick Facts

  • Total number of covered bridges: Over 100. The actual number depends on your definition of a covered bridge. Some only consider covered bridges built with trusses to be “authentic”. There are covered bridges over private driveways, in parking lots, as well as on well traveled roads over major rivers. The Vermont Covered Bridge Society publishes one of the definitive books on Vermont covered bridges.
  • Town with the most covered bridges: Montgomery with 6, followed by Lyndon, Northfield and Tunbridge each with 5.
  • Oldest covered bridge: The Pulp Mill Bridge in Middlebury (1820) followed by the Village, Big Eddy, or Great Eddy Bridge (1833) in Waitsfield. It should be noted that there are a couple of covered bridges in Vermont where the building date is unknown – the Scribner Bridge in Johnson and the Sayres Bridge in Thetford.
  • Newest covered bridge: The Ledoux Hometown Bridge and the Hitchcock-Cormier Bridge were both built in 2008.
  • Longest covered bridge: The Cornish-Windsor Bridge (449′ 5″) between Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT is the longest covered bridge touching Vermont. The bridge is in New Hampshire but its western terminus is on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River. The longest bridge entirely in Vermont is the West Dummerston Bridge (280′) in West Dummerston followed by the Scott Bridge (276′) in Townshend.
Picture of the Henry Covered Bridge in Bennington, Vermont

Henry Covered Bridge, Bennington, VT

List of Vermont Covered Bridges

  • Arlington, VT
    • Bridge on the Green or the West Arlington Bridge – Built in 1852. 80′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over the Batten Kill River.
  • Barre, VT
    • Robbins Nest Bridge – Built in 1864. 57′ long. Off of US302 SE on private drive over the Jail Branch of the Winooski River.
  • Belvidere, VT
    • Mill or Lumber Mill Bridge – Built in 1895. 71′ long. On Back Road over the North Branch of the Lamoille River.
    • Morgan – Built in 1887. 62′ long. On Morgan Bridge Road over the North Branch of the Lamoille River.
  • Bennington, VT
    • Henry – Built in 1840. 121′ long. On Murphy Road over the Walloomsac River.
    • Paper Mill Bridge – Built in 1889. 131′ long. On Murphy Road over the Walloomsac River.
    • Silk Bridge – Built in 1840. 88′ long. On Silk Road over the Walloomsac River.
  • Brandon, VT
    • Sanderson Bridge – Built in 1840. 132′ long. On Pearl St Extension over Otter Creek.
  • Brattleboro, VT
    • Creamery Bridge – Built in 1879. 80′ long. On Guilford Street over Whetstone Brook.
  • Cabot, VT
    • AM Foster Bridge – Built in 1988. 40′ long. In Cabot Plains Farm over a pond.
  • Calais, VT
    • Kent’s Corner Bridge – Built in 1963. 22′ long. On a homestead path over Curtis Brook.
  • Cambridge, VT
    • Gates Farm Bridge – Built in 1897. 60′ long. On a farm access road over the Seymour River. Visible from Route 15.
    • Grist Mill Bridge – Built in 1872. 85′ long. On Canyon Road over the Brewster River.
    • Poland Bridge – Built in 1887. 153′ long. On Cambridge Junction Road over the Lamoille River.
  • Charlotte, VT
    • Holmes Creek Bridge – Built in 1870. 41′ long. On Lake Road over Holmes Creek.
    • Quinlan’s Bridge – Built in 1849. 86′ long. On Monkton Road Lewis Creek.
    • Sequin – Built in 1850. 70′ long. On Roscoe Road over Lewis Creek.
  • Chelsea, VT
    • Moxley Bridge – Built in 1883. 56′ long. On Moxley Road over the first branch of the White River.
  • Clarendon, VT
    • Kingsley Bridge – Built in 1870. 121′ long. On East Street over the Mill River.
  • Cornwall, VT
    • Station or Salisbury Bridge – Built in 1856. 136′ long. On Creek Road over Otter Creek.
  • Coventry, VT
    • Black River Bridge – Built in 1881. 87′ long. On Hermanville Road over the Black River.
  • Danville, VT
    • Greenbanks Hollow Bridge – Built in 1886. 74′ long. On Greenbanks Hollow Road over Joe’s Brook.
  • East Montpelier, VT
    • Coburn Bridge – Built in 1840s . 69′ long. On Coburn Road over the Winooski River.
  • Enosburg, VT
    • Hopkins Bridge – Built in 1875. 84′ long. On Hopkins Bridge Road over the Trout River.
  • Fairfax, VT
    • Maple Street or Village Bridge – Built in 1865. 57′ long. On Maple Street over Mill Brook.
  • Fairfield, VT
    • East Fairfield Bridge – Built in 1865. 67′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over Black Creek.
  • Ferrisburgh, VT
    • Spade Farm or Old Hollow Bridge – Built in 1850. 85′ long. Adjacent to US Route 7 in North Ferrisburgh over a farm pond.
  • Grafton, VT
    • Kidder Hill Bridge – Built in 1870. 67′ long. On Kidder Hill Road over the South Branch of the Saxtons River.
  • Guilford, VT
    • Green River Bridge – Built in 1870. 104′ long. On Jacksonville Stage Road over the Green River.
  • Hartland, VT
    • Martins Mill Bridge – Built in 1881. 135′ long. On Martinsville Road over Lulls Brook.
    • North Hartland West Twin Bridge – Built in 2001. 81′ long. On Mill Street over the Ottauquechee River.
    • Willard Bridge – Built in 1870. 125′ long. On Mill Street over the Ottauquechee River.
  • Irasburg, VT
    • Lord’s Creek Bridge – Built in 1881. 50′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over the Black River.
    • Orne Bridge – Built in 1999. 87′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over the Black River.
  • Johnson, VT
    • Power House Bridge – Built in 1872. 63′ long. On School Street over the Gihon River.
    • Scribner Bridge – Built in Date Unknown. 48′ long. On Rocky Road over the Gihon River.
  • Lemington, VT
    • Columbia Bridge – Built in 1912. 146′ long. On Columbia Bridge Road over the Connecticut River.
  • Lunenburg, VT
    • Mount Orne Bridge – Built in 1911. 266′ long. On Mount Orne Bridge Road over the Connecticut River.
  • Lyndon, VT
    • Chamberlin Bridge – Built in 1881. 66′ long. On Chamberlin Bridge Road over the South Wheelock Branch of the Passumpsic River.
    • Millers Run Bridge – Built in 1878. 56′ long. On Vermont Route 122 over Millers Run. Part of the State highway system.
    • Randall or the Old Burrington Bridge – Built in 1865. 68′ long. Adjacent to the Burrington Bridge Road over the East Branch of the Passumpsic Rive.
    • Sanborn Bridge – Built in 1867. 117′ long. Off Route 5 at Route 114 over the Passumpsic River on private land.
    • Schoolhouse Bridge – Built in 1879. 42′ long. On Wheelock Road over the South Branch of the Passumpsic River.
  • Marlboro, VT
    • Johnny Esau Bridge – Built in 2004. 15′ long. On VT9 NE next to the Marlboro Elementary School over a brook.
  • Marshfield, VT
    • Orton Farm Bridge – Built in 1890. 45′ long. Off of US2 on a farm access road over the Winooski River.
  • Middlebury, VT
    • Halpin Bridge – Built in 1850. 66.2′ long. On Halpin Covered Bridge Road over the Muddy Branch of the New Haven River.
    • Pulp Mill Bridge – Built in 1820. 199′ long. On Seymore Street over Otter Creek. It is a two-lane covered bridge.
  • Montgomery, VT
    • Comstock Bridge – Built in 1883. 69′ long. On Comstock Bridge Road over the Trout River.
    • Fuller or Blackfalls Bridge – Built in 1890. 50′ long. On South Richford Road over Black Falls Brook.
    • Hectorville Bridge – Built in 1883. 54′ long. On Gibou Road over the South Branch of the Trout River.
    • Hutchins Bridge – Built in 1883. 54′ long. On Hutchins Bridge Road over the South Branch of the Trout River.
    • Longley Bridge – Built in 1863. 85′ long. On Longley Bridge Road over the Trout River.
    • West Hill, Creamery, or Crystal Springs Bridge – Built in 1883. 59′ long. On Creamery Bridge Road over West Hill Brook.
  • Morristown, VT
    • Red Bridge – Built in 1896. 64′ long. On Cole Hill Road over the Sterling Brook.
  • Newfane, VT
    • Williamsville Bridge – Built in 1870. 118′ long. On Dover Road over the Rock River.
  • Northfield, VT
    • Lower Cox Brook or Second Bridge – Built in 1872. 57′ long. On Cox Brook Road over Cox Brook.
    • Northfield Falls Bridge – Built in 1872. 137′ long. On Cox Brook Road over the Dog River.
    • Slaughter House Bridge – Built in 1872. 60′ long. On Slaughterhouse Road over the Dog River.
    • Stony Brook or Moseley Bridge – Built in 1899. 37′ long. On Stony Brook Road over Stony Brook.
    • Upper Cox Brook or Third Bridge – Built in 1872. 52′ long. On Cox Brook Road over Cox Brook.
  • Pittsford, VT
    • Cooley Bridge – Built in 1849. 51′ long. On Elm Street over Furnace Brook.
    • Depot Bridge – Built in 1853. 126′ long. On Depot Hill Road over Otter Creek.
    • Gorham Bridge – Built in 1842. 115′ long. On Gorham Bridge Road over Otter Creek.
    • Hammond Bridge – Built in 1843. 145′ long. Next to Kendall Hill Road over Otter Creek.
  • Pomfret, VT
    • South Pomfret Bridge – Built in 1870. 39′ long. Off of Pomfret Road on a private lane over Barnard Brook.
  • Randolph, VT
    • Braley Bridge – Built in 1904. 38′ long. Braley Covered Bridge Road over the Second Branch of the White River.
    • Gifford Bridge – Built in 1904. 46′ long. On Hyde Road over the second branch of the White Rive.
    • Kingsbury or Hyde Bridge – Built in 1904. 46′ long. On Kingsbury Road over the second branch of the White River.
  • Reading, VT
    • Ledoux Hometown Bridge – Built in 2008. 15′ long. On the southeast side of the Reading Elementary School over a seasonal brook.
  • Rockingham, VT
    • Hall Bridge – Built in 1870. 121′ long. On Hall Bridge Road over the Saxtons River.
    • Hitchcock-Cormier Bridge – Built in 2008. 22′ long. Off of Atcherson Hollow Road over a brook.
    • Victorian Village Bridge – Built in 1872. 44′ long. Adjacent to the the Vermont Country Store over Rock Brook.
    • Worrall Bridge – Built in 1870. 83′ long. On Williams Road over the Williams River.
  • Rutland, VT
    • Twin Bridge – Built in 1850. 60′ long. On dry land and used as a storage shed by the Town Highway Department
  • Sandgate, VT
    • Kreffer Crossing Bridge – Built in 1976. 39′ long. On Sandgate Road over the Green River.
  • Shelburne, VT
    • Shelburne Museum Bridge – Built in 1845. 168′ long. On the grounds of Shelburne Museum over Burr Pond.
  • Shoreham, VT
    • Rutland Railroad Bridge – Built in 1897. 108′ long. On abandoned railroad line (tracks removed) over the Lemon Fair River on East Shoreham Road, off Route 22A.
  • Shrewsbury, VT
    • Brown Bridge – Built in 1880. 112′ long. On Upper Cold River Road over the Cold River.
  • Springfield, VT
    • Baltimore Bridge – Built in 1870. 47′ long. In Eureka Schoolhouse Park over a brook.
  • Stowe, VT
    • Emily’s or Stowe Hollow or Gold BrookBridge – Built in 1844. 49′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over Gold Brook.
  • Sunderland, VT
    • Chiselville – Built in 1870. 117′ long. On Sunderland Hill Rpad pver the Roaring Branch of the Batten Kill River.
  • Taftsville, VT
    • Taftsville Bridge – Built in 1836. 189′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over the Ottauquechee River.
  • Thetford, VT
    • Sayres Bridge – Built in Date Unknown. 127′ long. On Tucker Hill Road over the Ompompanoosuc River.
    • Union Village Bridge – Built in 1867. 111′ long. On Academy Road over the Ompompanoosuc River.
  • Townshend, VT
    • Scott Bridge – Built in 1870. 276′ long. On Back Side Road over the West River.
  • Troy, VT
    • River Road Bridge – Built in 1910. 92′ long. On Veilleux Road over the Missisquoi River.
  • Tunbridge, VT
    • Cilley Bridge – Built in 1883. 68′ long. On Howe Lane over the first branch of the White River.
    • Flint Bridge – Built in 1845. 87′ long. On Bicknell Hill Road over the first branch of the White River.
    • Howe Bridge – Built in 1879. 75′ long. On Belnap Brook Road over the First Branch of the White River.
    • Larkin Bridge – Built in 1902. 68′ long. On Larkin Road over the first branch of the White River.
    • Mill Bridge – Built in 1883. 76′ long. On Spring Road over the first branch of the White River.
  • Waitsfield, VT
    • Pine Brook Bridge – Built in 1872. 48′ long. On North Road over Pine Brook.
    • Village, Big Eddy, or Great Eddy Bridge – Built in 1833. 105′ long. On Bridge Street over the Mad River.
  • Warren, VT
    • Warren Bridge – Built in 1880. 55′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over the Mad River.
  • Waterville, VT
    • Codding Hollow Bridge – Built in 1877. 62′ long. On Codding Hollow Road over the North Branch of theLamoille River.
    • Montgomery Bridge – Built in 1877. 70′ long. On Montgomery Road over the North Branch of the Lamoille River.
    • Village Bridge – Built in 1877. 61′ long. On Church Street over the North Branch of the Lamoille River.
  • Weathersfield, VT
    • Salmond Bridge – Built in 1875. 53′ long. On Henry Gould Road over Sherman Brook.
    • Stoughton Bridge – Built in 1880. 48′ long. Off of VT106 S over Schoolhouse Brook.
    • Upper Falls Bridge – Built in 1840. 120′ long. On Upper Falls Road over the Black River.
  • West Dummerston, VT
    • West Dummerston Bridge – Built in 1872. 280′ long. On Covered Bridge Road over the West River.
  • West Windsor, VT
    • Bests Bridge – Built in 1889. 37′ long. On Churchill Road over Mill Brook.
    • Bowers Bridge – Built in 1919. 45′ long. On Bowers Road over Mill Brook.
  • Westford, VT
    • Westford or Browns River Bridge – Built in 1837. 97′ long. On Cambridge Road over Browns River.
  • Wilmington, VT
    • High Mowing Bridge – Built in 1949. 21′ long. On Stowe Hill over Stowe Brook.
  • Windsor, VT
    • Windsor-Cornish Bridge – Built in 1866. 449′ long. On Bridge Street over the Connecticut River. Only the eastern terminus is in Vermont.
  • Wolcott, VT
    • Fisher Railroad Bridge – Built in 1908. 98′ long. On a railroad line over the Lamoille River near off of VT15 two miles from Wolcott.
  • Woodstock, VT
    • Lincoln Bridge – Built in 1877. 136′ long. On Fletcher Hill Road over the Ottauquechee River.
    • Union Street Bridge – Built in 1969. 139′ long. On Mountain Ave over the Ottauquechee River.

Additional Vermont Covered Bridge Resources

For more in-depth information on Vermont’s covered bridges see the following:

Picture credits: The picture of the West Dummerston Bridge is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license. The picture of the Henry Covered Bridge is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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