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Friday, October 9, 2009

Creamery Covered Bridge - Brattleboro, VT

This is the Creamery Covered Bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont. It’s just off Route 9, and is one of southern Vermont’s most easily accessible covered bridges, making it very popular with the tourists.

Built in 1879 over Whetstone Brook, the bridge is some 80 feet long and 19 feet wide. The slate roof replaced the original wooden shingles around 1917, and the sidewalk was added around the same time. It’s built in the Town Lattice design.

What attracts us to covered bridges may not be something exactly precise, except for those who passions are 19th century architecture and engineering. For the rest of us, it may be just the general impression of a slower time, when to form and function something else was added. A sense of heritage as much as a sense of purpose. They are quaint, because we cannot pass over them at 70mph, we are compelled drive slowly, and then once on the other side, to get out of the car and walk back, and take a picture.

For more on the Brattleboro covered bridge, have a look here.


John Hayes said...

Beautiful shots--these really take me back--& liked your meditation on covered bridges!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks, John. Not exactly your old stomping grounds, but not too far away.

sojourner said...

I love visiting Brattleboro but was unaware of this bridge. I will check it out next time I head that way. Thanks!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Sojourner. I hope you get a chance to visit the bridge soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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