Taftsville Covered Bridge

Description

The Taftsville Covered Bridge is a beautiful and historic covered bridge in the village of Taftsville in Woodstock, Vermont. The 189 foot covered bridge was constructed in 1836 to help traffic cross the Ottauquechee River. It brings a single lane of Covered Bridge Road over the river. Three previous bridges were built, but the river destroyed them all.

What makes Taftsville Covered Bridge so unique is its build structure which exhibits no influence from patented bridge designs like the Burr, King, Queen, Lattice, and Howe trusses. The bridge is essentially a modified multiple-kingpost truss with a semi-independent arch. This beautiful covered bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Its World Guide Number is 45-14-12.

Taftsvilel Covered Bridge has become an iconic structure to photograph in Vermont. It is well-maintained and painted a beautiful red. If you’re looking for more spots in Woodstock to explore, be sure to check out our blog post 15 Most Beautiful Places In Woodstock, Vermont! You can also find more great places all over Vermont atĀ goxplr.com/map/vermont!

 

Covered Bridge Specs

  • Constructed: 1836
  • Design/Style: Modified multiple-kingpost truss with semi-independent arch
  • Total length: 189 feet
  • Total width: 20 feet
  • Carries: Covered Bridge Road
  • Crosses: Ottauquechee River
  • Usage: Open to vehicles
  • World Guide Number: 45-14-12
  • NRHP: 73000214

Location

  • Address: Covered Bridge Road
  • Town: Woodstock
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: Lat 43.63083 Lng -72.46791
  • Parking notes: There is no official parking area for the Taftsville Covered Bridge. Most visitors park on the side of Old River Rd or in front of the Taftsville Country Store.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

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