Vermont Covered Bridges – Here’s Your “See-at-a-Glance” Guide

Vermont Covered Bridges are considered historic landmarks, and remain one of the most popular attractions in the state. There are over 100 covered bridges in Vermont, the second highest number in any state, and in this guide you’ll find listed all the ones you can visit with trespassing!

To people today these Vermont Covered Bridges seem like works of art, but in reality when the bridges were built they were covered for purely functional reasons.

Made of wood, a Vermont bridge would last three times as long if covered – especially when subjected to the harsh New England winters.
The more romantics suggested the bridges were covered in order to provide a place to court your lady and secretly give her a kiss – hence the nickname given to covered bridges of “Kissing Bridges.” But life’s too short to argue over why so many of Vermont’s bridges were covered, so instead I’ll spend my time enjoying the fact that somebody did bother to cover them, and most survived for future generations to enjoy.

I’ve split the listings into the same regions I’ve used throughout my Vermont section. So see where they are, make your choices and plan to visit as many as possible during your Vermont vacation.

Let’s get going…

Southern Vermont Covered Bridges:

The Henry and Silk Bridges are both in Bennington and classic examples of Vermont Covered Bridges. The Henry Bridge was built in 1840 and the Silk in 1889. Both span the scenic Walloomsac River.

More Southern Vermont Covered Bridges…

Southern Vermont Covered Bridges
Name
County
Town
Date Built
Paper Mill
Bennington
Bennington
1840 (Rebuilt)
Silk or Locust Grove
Bennington
Bennington
1889
Henry
Bennington
Bennington
1840
Chiselville
Bennington
Arlington
1870
Bridge at the Green
Bennington
Arlington
1852
Creamery or Centerville
Windham
Brattleboro
1879
West Drummerston
Windham
Drummerston
1872
Kidder Hill
Windham
Grafton
1870
Green River
Windham
Guilford
1870
Williamsville
Windham
Newfane
1870
Bartonsville
Windham
Rockingham
1870
Hall, Barber Park or Osgood
Windham
Rockingham
1970 (Rebuilt)
Victorian Village
Windham
Rockingham
1967
Worralls
Windham
Rockingham
1868
Scott
Windham
Townshend
1870
Twin Silos
Windham
Wilmington
1949

Central Vermont Covered Bridges:

On the left is Middle Bridge spanning the Ottauquechee River in the beautiful village of Woodstock. Historic Brown Bridge spans the Cold River in Shrewsbury and was built in 1880 by Nicholas Powers. These are just two Vermont covered bridges you can see in the central region of the state.

Here’s more central Vermont Covered Bridges…

Central Vermont Covered Bridges
Name
County
Town
Date Built
Coburn or Cemetery
Washington
East Montpelier
1851
Mosely
Washington
Northfield
1899
Slaughter House
Washington
Northfield
1872
Station, Northfiled Falls
Washington
Northfield
1872
Second, Newell or Lower Cox Brook
Washington
Northfield
1872
Third or Upper Cox Brook
Washington
Northfield
1872
Pine Brook or Wilder
Washington
Waitsfield
1872
Village or Big Eddy
Washington
Waitsfield
1833
Warren
Washington
Warren
1879
Station
Addison
Cornwall
1856
Halpin or High
Addison
Middlebury
1824
Pulpmill
Addison
Middlebury
1808-1820
Rutland Railroad
Addison
East Shoreham
1897
Moxley or Guy
Orange
Chelsea
1886
Gifford or C.K. Smith
Orange
Randolph
1904
Barley, Upper Blaisdell or Johnson
Orange
Randolph
1904
Hyde or Kingsbury
Orange
Randolph
1904
Sayers
Orange
Thetford
Unknown
Union Village
Orange
Thetford
1867
Howe
Orange
Tunbridge
1879
Mill, Hayward or Noble
Orange
Tunbridge
1883 (Rebuilt)
Ciley or Lower
Orange
Tunbridge
1883
Larkin
Orange
Tunbridge
1902
Flint
Orange
Tunbridge
1845
Sanderson or Lower
Rutland
Brandon
1838
Depot
Rutland
Brandon
1840
Kingsley or Mill River
Rutland
Clarendon
1838
Cooley
Rutland
Pittsford
1849
Hammond
Rutland
Pittsford
1843
Gorham or Goodnough
Rutland
Pittsford
1841
Twin
Rutland
Rutland
1850
Brown
Rutland
Shrewsbury
1880
Bests
Windsor
West Windsor
1890
Bowers or Brownsville
Windsor
West Windsor
1919
Martinsville or Martin’s Mill
Windsor
Hartland
1881
Willard
Windsor
Hartland
1870
Baltimore
Windsor
Springfield
1870
Salmond
Windsor
Weathersfield
1875
Downers
Windsor
Weathersfield
1840 (Restored)
Titcomb or Stoughton
Windsor
Weathersfield
1880
Lincoln
Windsor
Woodstock
1865
Middle
Windsor
Woodstock
1969
Taftsville
Windsor
Woodstock
1836

Northern Vermont Covered Bridges:

Emily’s Bridge in Stowe is on all the bus tours in the area. Named after a girl who took her own life after being deserted by her lover. Emily makes her presence felt in various ways to visitors. This bridge is especially picturesque in the coating of an early winter storm.

More Northern Vermont Covered Bridges…

Northern Vermont Covered Bridges
Name
County
Town
Date Built
Mill, Junction or Lower
Lamoille
Belvidere
Unkown
Morgan or Upper
Lamoille
Belvidere
1887
Gates Farm or Little
Lamoille
Cambridge
1897
Poland or Junction
Lamoille
Cambridge
1887
Scott, Grist Mill or Bryant
Lamoille
Cambridge
Unknown
Power House or School Street
Lamoille
Johnson
1870 (Rebuilt)
Scribner or Mudget
Lamoille
Johnson
Unknown
Red or Sterling
Lamoille
Morristown
1896
Emily’s, Stowe Hollow or Gold Brook
Lamoille
Stowe
1844
Village or Church Street
Lamoille
Waterville
1877
Jaynes, Upper or Codding Hollow
Lamoille
Waterville
1877
Montgomery, Lower or Potter
Lamoille
Waterville
1870
Fisher, Chubb or Chub
Lamoille
Wolcott
1908
Hopkins
Franklin
Enosburgh
1875
Lower or Maple Street
Franklin
Fairfax
1865
East Fairfield
Franklin
Fairfield
1865
Fuller or Blackfalls
Franklin
Montgomery
1890
Comstock
Franklin
Montgomery
1883
West Hill, Creamery or Crystal Springs
Franklin
Montgomery
1883
Longley, Harnois or Head
Franklin
Montgomery
1893
Hectorville
Franklin
Montgomery
1883
Hutchins
Franklin
Montgomery
1883
Lord’s Creek
Orleans
Irasburg
1881
Orne
Orleans
Irasburg
1881 (Rebuilt)
River Road, School or Upper
Orleans
Troy
1910
Green Bank Hollow
Caledonia
Danville
1886
Chamberlin or Whitcomb
Caledonia
Lyndon
1878
Miller’s Run or Bradley
Caledonia
Lyndon
1887
Randall or Burrington
Caledonia
Lyndon
Unknown
Sandborn
Caledonia
Lyndon
1869
Schoolhouse
Caledonia
Lyndon
1879
Holmes, Creek or Lakeshore
Chittenden
Charlotte
1870
Lower or Quinlan
Chittenden
Charlotte
1849
Sequin, Browen’s or Upper
Chittenden
Charlotte
1849
Shelburne Museum
Chittenden
Shelburne
1845
Brown’s River
Chittenden
Westford
1837

Vermont Lodging Resources:

Vermont’s covered bridges are spread all other the state but most are within a short driving distance of towns and cities. It’s fun to make a tour from a central location.

Once you’ve chosen the areas you want to visit use the accommodation resource below to choose lodging that suits your budget and preference.

To discover where to stay deals, and compare rates and amenities with a trusted and professional travel organization then check out Vermont lodging and accommodations.

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