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Friday, 20 October 2017

Taftsville Covered Bridge


Taftsville bridge is found along Route 4 just outside of Woodstock VT, and was built in 1836 by local man Solomon Emmons.

It is the second longest covered bridge in Vermont.

After tropical storm Irene destroyed the bridge in 2011, it was closed for 2 years and rebuilt.

I wonder what caused the present damage to the bridge under Taftsville sign?


Apparently these are 'vernacular' and unique truss designs. Very impressive too!




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23 comments:

  1. ...Christine, what a beauty you have here. It's great that you could see the side of the bridge form the stream. I need to get back to Vermont.

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  2. Lots of these just 25 miles south. They made a movie from the book"Bridges of Madison County" an epic read. Always a charm to visit.

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  3. Hello, it is a beautiful covered bridge. I would be fun to take a covered bridge tour, there are so many around. Love the view of the stream. Great series of photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  4. Hi Christine.

    A beautiful bridge.
    Beautiful in the picture.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  5. Ha Christine, wel heel apart deze overdekte rode brug.Je heb er mooie foto's van weten te maken.
    groet kees.

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  6. The bridge is beautiful. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  7. Wow! The bridge is gorgeous. So glad they were able to rebuild it.

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  8. Wow, what a treat! I think covered bridges are not being built anymore? I was just looking on t.V. at one similar to this. I wanted to go, but turns out it is too far away. This one is gorgeous, and has so much to see! And it has been kept up very well. The semicircular braces underneath are so pretty, and also massive. I don't even know how they could make that shape. On the supporting posts, I like the combination of cement and stones. The top of it looks like maybe something too tall tried to go under it?

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  9. I've never really seen the point of covered bridges, but can't deny that they make an interesting and beautiful addition to the scenery. As for the damage - probably someone who couldn't read the "Low Clearance" sign.

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  10. The bridge is a beauty Christine. I remember going over the previous one when I lived in Vt. I'm glad they decided to rebuild it, covered bridges are such treasures.

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  11. It is quite impressive, Christine!

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  12. That is the exact same bridge my friend and I found when we visited Vermont but, that was back in the 90's so it must have been the one before it was rebuilt. I remember that after find the bridge, we had lunch in Woodstock. How fun!

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  13. As we don't have covered bridges here, they interest me a lot! This one is wonderful, Christine.

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  14. Wonderful covered bridges. I think most people love them.

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  15. What a bridge!! I have never seen one like that.

    It reminded me of the movie "The Bridges of Madison County". : )

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  16. I love such bridges! And the color is perfect!!!

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  17. Beautiful and quaint! We don't have covered bridges (that I am aware of) in S. CA. Funny, though, was just watching "Beetlejuice" with my granddaughter... Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis crash through the side of a bridge like this. My granddaughter was asking all kinds of questions about these bridges!

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  18. I think covered bridges are so cute. We don't have any around hereabout I love seeing them on your blog.

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  19. A beautiful bridge. When I was a teenager, I had a young horse that needed training. I sent him to a ranch outside of Oakdale, California. To get there, you had to cross a small river through a one-way covered bridge. California isn't known for its covered bridges, so I was so surprised to happen upon this one. - Margy

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  20. That's a great covered bridge. I like the inside shot, too.

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  21. What a pretty covered bridge. Love the red color.

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