These 16 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Vermont Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

Covered bridges are a quintessential scene in Vermont and while they physically connect two distinct areas, they also separate the old from the new. After all, you can’t exactly drive an 18 wheeler over one of these classic and historic structures. These intricately built bridges were designed to have roofs for many reasons. The first, and perhaps the most important, was to protect the structure from the elements, as it was much easier to replace roofs than roads. Also, the wall coverings were welcomed by farmers because the sides helped cattle over the bridge, as the sight of the rushing water made them hesitate. Sides and roofs also made the structures stronger and more durable. The design and construction of these covered bridges embody the sentiment: They don’t make them like that anymore!

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