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Silk Bridge
VT-02-04
North Bennington, Vt. - Bennington County
Photo of Silk Bridge
Photo of Silk Bridge

Photo of Silk Bridge Portal
Photo of Silk Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Southern
County:  Bennington
Town:  Bennington
Locality:  North Bennington
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 42 54.738
W 73 15.271
Owner:  Town
Bridge Carries:  Silk Road
Bridge Crosses:  Waloomsac River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice
Sketch of Town Lattice Truss
Year Built:  1840
Builder:  Benjamin Sears
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  92'-0"
Width: 14'-3"
Lanes: 1
Posted Load: 8 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: Unknown
World Guide No.: 45-02-04
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Silk Covered bridge is a 88 foot town lattice truss. It crosses the Waloomsac River in West Bennington Vermont. This bridge is a short distance from newly rebuilt Paper Mill Bridge and the Henry Bridge. This bridge carries Silk Road and was built in 1840.

Photography
Photographs from road easy, Photos from stream difficult when leaves are on trees.

Parking
Parking in pulloffs on north side of bridge.

Truss

Photo of Silk Bridge Truss
Town Lattice Trusss

Location Map




Location
From US7 north 1.2 miles from junction with VT9 in Bennington, northwest on VT7A 0.8 miles, continue northwest on VT67A and west 1.0 miles, south on Silk Rd. (opposite Bennington College) 0.2 miles to the bridge. The bridge is located in North Bennington in Bennington County.


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