Depot Covered Bridge

Depot Covered Bridge
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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.

Depot Covered Bridge

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►

Depot Covered Bridge

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

6 thoughts on “Depot Covered Bridge

    1. According to Wikipedia, there are some in Germany and Switzerland dating back as early as 1300, but the US and Canada built a lot of them in the 1800s. The covering is designed to protect the trusses from rain and snow…do you have harsh winters in New Zealand?

  1. We have an old covered bridge about 5 miles from our home that has recently been renovated through community contributions. There are several in Oregon. Most are considered treasures. They are classy, like the one you featured above. When I was doing genealogical research in Iowa, I also visited the bridges of Madison County where my great, great grandfather had lived. –Curt

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