Middle Covered Bridge

Description

Middle Covered Bridge is a beautiful and historic covered bridge located in Woodstock, Vermont. The covered bridge is one of the key attractions in Woodstock, which has been named “The Prettiest Small Town in America.”

Middle Covered Bridge is located just a short walk from the shops of downtown Woodstock and is just steps away from the iconic Woodstock Inn. The bridge’s total length is 181 feet and it features a beautiful town lattice truss design. It is open to vehicles that may cross one at a time. There is also a pedestrian walkway built into the bridge to make it safe for people to walk, run, or bike across the bridge.

The Middle Covered Bridge was built in 1969 by Milton Graton to replace an 1877 iron bridge. This makes it a relatively new bridge. It has, however, a centuries-old allure! Probably because it was built with traditional methods and materials, like wooden pegs instead of nails. It was even moved into place by a team of oxen. Unfortunately, arsonists set fire to the bridge in 1974, but it was immediately repaired. Today, it continues to help traffic cross the Ottauquechee River and it has also become a must-photograph location in Vermont.

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Covered Bridge Specs

  • Constructed: 1969
  • Design/Style: Town lattice
  • Total length: 181 feet (Length of largest span: 124 feet)
  • Total width: 15 feet
  • Carries: Mountain Ave
  • Crosses: Ottauquechee River
  • Usage: Open to vehicles and pedestrians
  • World Guide Number: 45-14-15

Location

  • Address: Mountain Ave
  • Town: Woodstock
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: Lat 43.62466103 Lng -72.52037
  • Parking notes: There are many places to park to access Middle Covered Bridge. The best spaces can be found around the park called “The Green.” There are dozens of free parking spots around the park and they are only steps away from the covered bridge.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

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