Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge

Description

The Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge is a beautiful and historic covered bridge in Northfield, Vermont. The bridge was constructed in 1872 to carry Cox Brook Road over Cox Brook. It is 54 feet in length and 14 feet wide. Cars are able to cross the bridge but must go one at a time. 

Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge features a beautiful Queen post truss design, but these trusses are no longer used to carry the weight of bridge traffic. The bridge was significantly rehabilitated in 1967 and steel l-beams were added to support the wooden planking and hold more weight. Another addition to the bridge was concrete abutments to strengthen the bridge and increase max weight. 

The town of Northfield, Vermont is home to 5 covered bridges. Three of them can be found right on Cox Brook Road. The other two near Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge are Northfield Falls Covered Bridge and the Lower Cox Brook Covered Bridge.

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Covered Bridge Specs

  • Constructed: 1872 (rehabilitated 1967)
  • Design/Style: Covered Queenpost through truss
  • Total length: 54 feet
  • Total width: 14 feet
  • Carries: Cox Brook Road
  • Crosses: Cox Brook
  • Usage: Open to vehicles and pedestrians
  • World Guide Number: 45-12-11
  • NRHP: 74000267

Location

  • Address: Cox Brook Rd
  • Town: Northfield
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: Lat 44.17371 Lng -72.65555
  • Parking notes: Most people who visit the bridge park along Cox Brook Road. There is no official parking lot for the covered bridge.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

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