Emily’s Bridge is Haunted

The story of Emily’s death I share with you is the one I have heard told the most during the 45 years I have lived in Vermont. You may want to note that the story of Emily’s demise includes at least four derivations. I’ll list them for you. -She may have leapt to her deathContinue reading “Emily’s Bridge is Haunted”

Gold Brook Covered Bridge: National Register!

“Gold Brook Covered Bridge, also known as Stowe Hollow Bridge or Emily’s Bridge, is a small wooden covered bridge in the town of Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont, carrying Covered Bridge Road over Gold Brook. Built in 1844, it is the only 19th-century covered bridge in the state built using wooden Howe trusses and carrying aContinue reading “Gold Brook Covered Bridge: National Register!”

Hutchins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Hutchins Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the South Branch of the Trout River in Montgomery, Vermont on Hutchins Bridge Road. It was built in 1883 by Sheldon & Savannah Jewett, brothers who are credited with building most of the area’s covered bridges. It was listed on the National Register ofContinue reading “Hutchins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”

Comstock Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Comstock Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Trout River in Montgomery, Vermont on Comstock Bridge Road. Built in 1883, it is one of several area bridges built by Sheldon & Savannah Jewett. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] The Comstock Covered Bridge stands justContinue reading “Comstock Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”

Hopkins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Hopkins Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Trout River in Enosburg, Vermont on Hopkins Bridge Road. Built in 1875 by brothers Sheldon & Savannah Jewett, it is one of a cluster of area covered bridges all attributed to the same builders. It was listed on the National Register of HistoricContinue reading “Hopkins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”

Longley Covered Bridge: National Register!

“The Longley Covered Bridge, also known as the Harnois Covered Bridge,[2] is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Trout River in Montgomery, Vermont on Longley Bridge Road. Built in 1863, this Town lattice truss bridge is the oldest of a group of area bridges built by brothers Sheldon & Savannah Jewett. It was listedContinue reading “Longley Covered Bridge: National Register!”

West Hill Covered Bridge: Lattice Truss

“The West Hill Covered Bridge, also known as the Crystal Springs Covered Bridge[2] is a wooden covered bridge that crosses West Hill Brook on Creamery Bridge Road in Montgomery, Vermont. It is one of six surviving 19th-century bridges built in Montgomery by the brothers Sheldon & Savannah Jewett. It was listed on the National RegisterContinue reading “West Hill Covered Bridge: Lattice Truss”

St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!

From the State Historic Marker: “On their retreat to Canada after an attack on St. Albans, a 22-man Confederate detachment rode into Sheldon near dark. Crossing a covered bridge which stood on the site, they set it on fire, but alert village citizens saved the bridge. In great haste to escape an aroused countryside, theContinue reading “St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!”

Fuller Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Fuller Covered Bridge, also known as the Blackfalls Covered Bridge[2] is a wooden covered bridge that crosses Black Falls Brook in Montgomery, Vermont on Fuller Bridge Road. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] The bridge is one of a concentrated regional collection built by brothers Sheldon & SavannahContinue reading “Fuller Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”

“Museum Covered Bridge” at Shelburne Museum

“Built in 1845, the Museum Covered Bridge[1] originally spanned the Lamoille River in Cambridge, Vermont. The trusses for the double bridge were assembled in a field next to the chosen site. Measuring 168 feet (51 m) in length, with two vehicle lanes and a footpath (attached after its original construction), it is an impressive exampleContinue reading ““Museum Covered Bridge” at Shelburne Museum”

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