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After we hiked the Chaffee Falls Trail in Pittsford, we decided to check out the nearby covered bridges. Pittsford boasts four historic covered bridges, including the Cooley Covered Bridge. All four date back to the 1800s and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Vermont has the most covered bridges per square mile in the United States. You can find more than 100 covered bridges in the state. Bridges were often built with roofs in the 19th century to protect the structural beams from the elements.
We stopped at the Cooley Covered Bridge after the Gorham Bridge. The Cooley Bridge crosses Furnace Brook and is near the Cadwell Loop Trail-head. Nicholas Powers, who had apprenticed on the Gorham Bridge, built this bridge eight years later in 1849.
Pittsford Covered Bridges►
- Gorham Bridge
- Cooley Bridge
- Depot Bridge
- Hammond Bridge
Location: Elm St, Pittsford, VT 05763
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Date Designated/Established: 1/24/1974
Date of my visit: 7/31/2020