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Near Woodstock in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Taftsville Covered Bridge

 
 
Taftsville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
1. Taftsville Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Taftsville Covered Bridge is a rare example of early vernacular wooden truss covered bridges in the United States. All evidence indicates the builder, a longtime Taftsville resident named Solomon Emmons III, used no existing patented bridge truss designs, and that the design and construction techniques are unique. Constructed entirely of local wood and stone in 1836, at a cost of $1800, it is the oldest covered bridge in Windsor County, and the third oldest in the state. At approximately 189 feet in length at the floor, and 200 feet at the roof, it is the second longest covered bridge in Vermont. On August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene devastated the south abutment, closing the bridge for two years while extensive repairs and restoration efforts were made.
 
Erected 2013 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 37.842′ N, 72° 28.096′ W. Marker is near Woodstock, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Covered Bridge Road and Happy Valley Road on Covered Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock VT 05091, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theron Boyd House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Woodstock Civil War Memorial
Wide view of the Taftsville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
2. Wide view of the Taftsville Covered Bridge Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Justin Morgan (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 2.6 miles away); Marianne Gaillard Faulkner (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hiram Powers (approx. 3 miles away); Site of First Ski Tow in the United States (approx. 3.8 miles away); Disastrous Train Wreck (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
Regarding Taftsville Covered Bridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic American Engineering Record:Taftsville Bridge. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Vermont Public Radio: A Tale of Two Bridges: Upper Valley Finally Re-Connected After Irene. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Taftsville Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
3. Taftsville Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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