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Willard Twin Covered Bridges

February 18, 2013
The Willard Twin Covered Bridges in North Hartland, Vermont.

Willard Twin Covered Bridges

Seeing Double

The Willard Twin Covered Bridges on Mill Road in North Hartland, Vermont, are an interesting pair of covered bridges. Each bridge has its own history and the date appearing at the roof peak tells its current year of construction. Both bridges span the Ottauquechee River.

Willard “Old Bridge”

Originally built in 1870, the “Old Bridge” in the background was later renovated in 1953 and repaired in 1979. The bridge spans 128 feet and is sometimes referred to as the North Hartland East Covered Bridge. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in August, 1973.

Willard “New Bridge”

There were always two covered bridges at this location. The original second bridge (in the foreground) was built circa 1872, but was replaced in 1938 when the original was lost in the September hurricane of that same year. Many years later in 2001, when it began to deteriorate, the “New Bridge” was constructed and stands there still today. This bridge is also known as the North Hartland West Twin Covered Bridge.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 18 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2013 6:43 am

    An old soft spot of mine. Too few of these left.

  2. LMP permalink*
    March 5, 2013 8:27 am

    I love the history behind New England’s covered bridges. Always a great subject to capture.

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