Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Taftsville Covered Bridge Historical Road Marker in Woodstock, Vermont

Taftsville Covered Bridge Historical Road Marker in Woodstock, Vermont

“Taftsville Covered Bridge”

“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.”

Picture of Ottauquechee River (West) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Ottauquechee River (West) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Ottauquechee River Dam Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Ottauquechee River Dam Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Covered Bridge (West Side) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Covered Bridge (West Side) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Ottauquechee River (East) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Ottauquechee River (East) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Ottauquechee River (Farther East) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Ottauquechee River (Farther East) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Covered Bridge (Front) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Covered Bridge (Front) Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Picture of Dam Powerhouse Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

Dam Powerhouse Taftsville Village in Woodstock, Vermont

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