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Taftsville
Bridge
VT-14-12
Taftsville VT - Windsor County

Photo of Taftsville Bridge


Photo of Taftsville Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Southern
County:  Windsor
Town:  Woodstock
Locality:  Taftsville
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 43 37.857
W 72 28.083
Owner:  Town
Bridge Carries:  River Road
Bridge Crosses:  Ottauquechee River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Multiple Kingpost
Year Built:  1836
Builder:  Salmond Emmons III
Structure Characteristics:  Span:  2 spans with total length of 189'-0"
Width: 15'-0"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 8 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-1"
World Guide No.: 45-14-12
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Taftsville Bridge is a two span 189 foot long Multiple Kingpost Truss with an arch. Spans are 89 and 100 feet. It carries River Road the over Ottaquechee River in Taftsville Vermont. This bridge was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont.

Photography
For portal shots be careful of traffic. Had trouble getting down to the streambank in the snow for side views.

Parking
Cross the bridge. Lots of parking along shoulder of the River Road on the other side.

Truss



Location Map




Location
0.5 miles west of the junction VT12 on US4, then 0.1 miles right on River Rd. The bridge is located south west of Taftsville in Windsor County.

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