Covered Bridges

Taftsville Covered Bridge

Taftsville Covered Bridge

We spent the first summer with our Salem Hemisphere travel trailer taking several trips off Long Island. One of our trips was to Quechee/Pine Valley KOA in Vermont. While we were there we searched the internet for covered bridges and found the Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock, VT. It was 6.5 miles from the campground. 

The Bridge Spans The Ottauquechee River

The bridge spans the Ottauquechee River. It is among the oldest remaining covered bridges both in Vermont and the nation as a whole. It is the oldest covered bridge in Windsor County and the third oldest in the state. It is the second longest covered bridge in Vermont.

The first covered bridge was built in the early 1800s and there have been several that were washed away. The bridge built in 1836 stands today as the modern Taftsville Bridge. It was built with local wood and stone at a cost of $1,800. 

Final Thoughts

The bridge is painted red which makes it really stand out. We have visited many covered bridges and this is the only one we have seen that is painted, so far.

Woodstock, VT
Date of Visit: July 2015

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