This is another covered bridge we visited while we were at Quechee/Pine Valley KOA in Vermont. This one was about 10 miles from the campground.
The bridge spans the Ottauquechee River and it was originally an iron bridge that was used since 1877. The bridge was totally rebuilt in 1969 by Milton Graton. In 1974 arsonists set fire to the bridge and it took almost three years to rebuild at a cost of approximately $55,000.00.
It is the first covered bridge built in the 19th century. Many early bridges being made of wood were exposed to the elements and roofs were constructed to protect them.
The Woodstock Middle Bridge is unique in that a sidewalk or walkway is part of the bridge. Many covered bridges have one lane for vehicles and pedestrians so this separate walkway is a nice feature.
This covered bridge is located in a very picturesque area with great views of the Ottauquechee River. One of the reviews said there was a Geocache nearby. At the time we were not into Geocaching as much as we are now. If you are, leave a comment below if you found it.
Date of Visit: July 2015