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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 Depot 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 Depot Covered Bridge after the Cooley Bridge. The Depot Bridge crosses Otter Creek and is one of Vermont’s oldest bridges, circa 1840. The town restored it in the 1980s and added some steel beams for reinforcement.
Pittsford Covered Bridges►
Location: Depot Hill Rd, Pittsford, VT 05763
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Date Designated/Established: 1/21/1974
Date of my visit: 7/31/2020