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Bartonsville Covered Bridge

November 11, 2013
Original Bartonsville Covered Bridge

Bartonsville Covered Bridge – Winter 2008

The Cruel Irony of Mother Nature

The original Bartonsville Covered Bridge (pictured above) was a wooden lattice truss style structure located in the village of Bartonsville in Rockingham, Vermont.

The bridge was built in 1870 after the great flood of 1869 changed the course of the Williams River. Spanning 151 feet, the bridge stood for 141 years as a historic landmark — until it was destroyed in 2011 by flash flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away. Cruel irony.

Click here to see the bridge get swept away by the force of Tropical Storm Irene.

Tragedy to Triumph

Love for New England covered bridges runs deep — and the Bartonsville Covered Bridge is no exception.

An effort to rebuild the structure — 17 feet longer and a few feet higher — was supported by town officials and the new Bartonsville Covered Bridge was rebuilt in 2012. It officially reopened on January 26, 2013, to the delight of many.

I hope to return to the bridge this winter to capture it once again. History lives on — even when it begins anew.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200mm
Exif Data:  1/50s, f/4.2, ISO 200, 32mm

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