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”

Douglas & Jarvis Patent Parabolic Truss Iron Bridge

Walk with me today as I show you the Douglas & Jarvis Patent Parabolic Truss Iron Bridge in Highgate, Vermont. What you won’t experience is the water spray that hit me for most of that walk. ‘Twould have been lovely on a hot summer day. Alas, it was in the upper 40’s to low 50’sContinue reading “Douglas & Jarvis Patent Parabolic Truss Iron Bridge”

Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge: LAST Covered Railroad Bridge Used in the US!

Today’s video is all about the Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge in Wolcott, Vermont. It was the longest-serving railroad bridge in Vermont and when the train stopped using it in 1994, this covered railroad bridge was the last covered railroad bridge used in the United States. “The Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge is a covered bridge inContinue reading “Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge: LAST Covered Railroad Bridge Used in the US!”

Maple Street Covered Bridge

I haven’t…covered…a covered bridge since Fall. I do believe, though, you’ll enjoy this one. Today’s video is on the Maple Street Covered Bridge located in Fairfax, Vermont. It is the last 19th century covered bridge still standing. It is also a rare example of a two-lane covered bridge and is on the National Register ofContinue reading “Maple Street Covered Bridge”

Winooski River Bridge in Richmond, Vermont

Don’t know about you, but I find bridges structurally interesting. This is surprisingly the 5th bridge I’ve now filmed for my channel. Although the other four were covered bridges: three used by cars and one a RAILROAD bridge! And just like those other bridges, this one is also on the National Register of Historic Places.Continue reading “Winooski River Bridge in Richmond, Vermont”

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