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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 Gorham 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 Gorham Covered Bridge first. The Gorham Bridge crosses Otter Creek and has a small parking lot on the riverbank. Renowned bridge-wrights Owens and Powers built the bridge in 1841.
The town has reinforced the floor of the bridge to accommodate modern traffic. My husband had fun driving through and posing for a car photo.
Pittsford Covered Bridges►
- Gorham Bridge
- Cooley Bridge
- Depot Bridge
- Hammond Bridge
Location: 256 Gorham Bridge Rd, Florence, VT
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Date Designated/Established: 2/12/1974
Date of my visit: 7/31/2020