Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Taftsville Covered Bridge

Driving between Quechee and Woodstock, VT along Rt 4, you will pass the Taftsville Covered Bridge. This is a really great bridge over the Ottauquechee river. Of all the places to find information about the bridge, the National Parks Service, the same entity that that was in cahoots to deny Gloucester a place on a quarter, has a great historical write up of the Taftsville bridge and explanation of the truss system of this bridge.

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This is just half of the bridge, shot on the shadow side. I included it so that you could see the laminated arch.©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

Just upriver from the bridge is the hydroelectric dam put in place in 1903.

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10 comments:

Erica Houskeeper said...

I love this covered bridge and this part of Vermont. Beautiful photos!

ksdoolittle said...

Certainly don't see too many of these anymore! This one is a beauty. ~karen

Kelly said...

...love those bridges. We don't have any that I know of here in Cincy, so I really appreciate seeing them. It sort of reminds me of the "BeetleJuice" bridge!

J Bar said...

I always enjoy seeing these types of bridges.
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Mike Simmons said...

I like covered bridges and this one looks great.

Eden Reflections Photography said...

Those covered bridges are such treasures and there are so few of them left! What a great set of photos! :)

Lesley said...

Bridges like this looks so quintessentially Vermont.

Tricia said...

Oh what history in that bridge! We don't have covered bridges around here, or none that I've seen! Beautiful captures

Roy said...

Thats a great shot of the dam Steve.

Kass said...

You're a wonderful photographer.

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