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Howe Bridge
VT-09-07
Tunbridge VT - Orange County
Photo of Howe Covered Bridge
Howe Bridge

Photo of Howe Bridge Portal
Photo of Howe Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  North Central
County:  Orange
Town:  Tunbridge
Locality:  South Tunbridge
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 43 51.856
W 72 29.764
Owner:  Town
Bridge Carries:  Bellnap Brook Road
Bridge Crosses:  First Branch of White River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Multiple Kingpost
Year Built:  1879
Builders:  Ira Mudget
Edward Wells
Chauncey Tenney
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  73'-6"
Width: 13'-1"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 8 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 10'-0"
World Guide No.: 45-09-07
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Howe Covered Bridge is a 75 foot long Multiple Kingpost Truss. It carries Bellnap Brook Road (also known as Hill Road) over the First Branch of the White River in South Tunbridge. This bridge was built in 1879.

Photography
Portal photos are easy, traffic volume is low. Did not go down to streambed or cross bridge.

Parking
Howe family live on both sides of bridges, respect their property.

Truss

Photo of Howe Bridge Truss
The Truss is a Multiple Kingpost

Location Map

Howe Bridge Location Map


Location
1.1 miles north Windsor County line on VT110, then just right on Belknap Brook (Hill) Rd. The bridge is located in the Tunbridge in Orange County.


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