There are too many beautiful and iconic bridges in Vermont to really devise a list that narrows down which ones you should visit. Vermont is the state with the largest amount of covered bridges per square mile, with over 100 across the state to explore. Here’s a list of 28 amazingly scenic bridges in Vermont that definitely should be on your bucket list.
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1) Sayers Covered Bridge, Thetford
2) A.M. Foster Covered Bridge, Cabot
The builder Richard Spaulding named this bridge after this grandfather A.M. Foster, creator of the Foster Maple Spout and Bucket Cover used for sugaring.
3) Moseley Covered Bridge, Northfield
4) Montgomery Covered Bridge
5) Titcomb Covered Bridge, Pittsford
Originally the Stoughton Bridge until Mr. and Mrs. Titcomb bought it and placed it on their property for visitors and sightseers to come by.
6) Cooley Covered Bridge, Pittsford
Built by Nicholas Powers across Furnace Brook.
7) Scribner Covered Bridge, Johnson
8) High Mowing Covered Bridge, Wilmington
This bridge was originally built for Arthur Pinkman's sheep so they would have a way to cross the street. It's also modeled after the Creamery Covered Bridge in Brattleboro.
9) Chiselville Covered Bridge, Sunderland
Also known as the High Bridge or the Roaring Bridge, make sure you have cash on you if you decide you want to be a little rebellious and run across the bridge.
10) Lincoln Gap Covered Bridge, Warren
This stunning bridge was rebuilt after Hurricane Irene a few years back.
11) Willard Covered Bridge, Hartland
A covered bridge leading to another covered bridge...so two birds with one stone?
12) Creamery Covered Bridge, Brattleboro
This iconic bridge built in 1879 passes over the Wheelstone Brook and is always an exquisite site to see no matter the season.
13) Baltimore Bridge, Springfield
14) Greenbanks Hollow Covered Bridge, Danville
Named after Benjamin Greenbanks, who owned a woolen mill up the street.
15) Brown Covered Bridge, East Clarendon
Built across the Cold River (as you can tell), this adorable bridge is definitely worth a peak inside with a romantic partner.
16) Hammond Covered Bridge, Pittsford
This one is famous for being washed away down the river in 1927 and showing up later that year a mile downstream. It's now back in its original spot.
17) Taftsville Covered Bridge on Sugarbush Farm
18) The old and rustic Scott Bridge in Townshend
Many old covered bridges throughout our state are also historic sites in Vermont, like this one built in 1870 and one of the longest covered bridges in the state.
19) Woodstock Middle Bridge
One of the most scenic covered bridges in Vermont, the Woodstock Middle Bridge delights locals and visitors with its old charm and beauty.
20) Emily's Covered Bridge, Stowe
There is an old tale surrounding this bridge about a girl named Emily who committed suicide here after her lover left her. It's rumored that she can still sometimes be seen wandering around the bridge looking for her man on some nights.
21) River Road Covered Bridge, Troy
Also known as School Bridge, Schoolhouse Bridge, or Upper Bridge, this is the northernmost bridge in the entire state.
22) Spade Farm Covered Bridge, Ferrisburg
Previously called Old Hollow Bridge, it is now owned by Vermont Flannel Company and used for storage. There are still plenty of old memorabilia from Spade Farm hanging around inside.
23) Hall Covered Bridge, Rockingham
24) Silk Road Bridge, Bennington
25) Fisher Railroad Bridge, Wolcott
26) Pulp Mill Bridge, Middlebury
This double-lane bridge crosses the Otter Creek, connecting Middlebury to Weybridge.
27) Flint Covered Bridge, Tunbridge
This bridge crosses the first branch of the White River in Southern Vermont.
28) And this suspension bridge over Lamoille River at Ithiel Falls on the Long Trail.
Ok so this one isn't covered, but it's one you absolutely have to see before you die.
How many of these covered bridges in Vermont have you visited? And which other scenic bridges in Vermont would you add to the list? Feel free to post your own pictures in the comments!
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