Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lincoln Covered Bridge - Woodstock, Vermont


Here is the Lincoln Covered Bridge in Woodstock, Vermont. These photos were taken before Hurricane Irene, but the bridge is still safe and standing, as it has since it was built in 1877.




The bridge is open to auto traffic, one lane only, spanning the Ottauquechee River. Have a look here for more on the Lincoln Covered Bridge.



 

4 comments:

Fred said...

Interesting website for covered bridges. Out of curiosity, I looked at the covered bridges in Mass. Not too many. It seems that the ones in the worst shape were the most recently-built ones. Must have been built by the same people that work on the South End Bridge.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Fred. Funny how newer construction never seems to last.

John Hayes said...

Beautiful shots--I was especially interested by the joinery in the third photo. Nice to see one of the beautiful old bridges that stood up to the storm!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, John. Yes, fortunately most of Vermont's something like 100-plus covered bridges are still standing. I like to inspect the joinery in the bridges. The outsides are pretty, but inside you sense the mystery and the history,and the ghosts of the men who built them.