The Quechee Covered Bridge is a beautiful covered bridge in Quechee, Vermont. The covered bridge was constructed in 2011 after the original bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. The original bridge was a steel stinger bridge that was built in 1970. The bridge was 72 feet long and sat on weak abutments. After it was destroyed, the town held a meeting to vote on a new bridge.
The bridge was redesigned and reconstructed as a covered bridge by the town. Quechee Covered Bridge was constructed with a blend of modern and historic elements, resulting in a beautiful bridge that seems old but can manage current traffic needs. To lessen the possibility of future flood damage, it was lengthened to 85 feet. The bridge offers two-lane for traffic to flow and a covered pedestrian walkway on one side. The Quechee Dam Waterfall and Simon Pearce can be seen from the walkway. A tumble of rocks leads down to a picturesque gorge to the east, with the Ottauquechee cutting a winding channel through its middle.
If you’re looking for more spots to explore nearby, be sure to check out the adjacent town of Woodstock and our blog post 15 Most Beautiful Places In Woodstock, Vermont! You can also find more great places all over Vermont at goxplr.com/map/vermont!
Covered Bridge Specs
- Constructed: 1970 (re-build in 2012)
- Design/Style: Covered Concrete Stringer bridge
- Total length: 85 feet
- Total width: 26 feet
- Carries: Waterman Hill Road
- Crosses: Ottauquechee River
- Usage: Open to vehicles and pedestrians
- World Guide Number: 45-14-A #2
- Address: 4 Waterman Hill Rd
- Town: Quechee
- State: Vermont
- GPS: Lat 43.64560 Lng -72.41879
- Parking notes: There are at least 2 dozen free parking spots along Quechee Main Street. The bridge is only a few yards from the parking spots. There are additional parking spots located behind nearby Simon Pearce.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE
Lauren Bender –
Quechee Covered Bridge