Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland

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Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland

The Chiselville Covered Bridge, built in 1870, spans the Roaring Branch on Sunderland Hill Road in Sunderland. Vermont has about 100 covered bridges, and this Bennington County bridge is one that I always remember in particular.

It must be the sign at the entrance: “One Dollar Fine For Driving Faster Than A Walk On This Bridge.” I also see the Chiselville Covered Bridge whenever I watch “Baby Boom,” the 1987 film with Diane Keaton (I watch this movie more than I care to admit). The bridge was featured in the scene when Diane Keaton’s character leaves New York to move to fictional Hadleyville, Vermont with her daughter.

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  • Polka
    Posted at 04:01h, 23 May Reply

    oh so lovely 🙂

  • Scott
    Posted at 14:02h, 23 May Reply

    Neat. I’ll have to make a point of checking this one next time I’m up there! Doesn’t look to be that far off of 7a. 🙂

  • Alyson (New England Living)
    Posted at 16:26h, 23 May Reply

    I adore covered bridges! Next time I’m in Vermont, I will look for that one!

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 23:05h, 23 May Reply

    @Polka – Thanks! It’s such a pretty little bridge.

    @Scott – Definitely check it out. It’s not far from Route 7A at all.

    @Alyson – The bridge is between Manchester and Arlington, and it’s easy to find. Hope you’re doing well.

  • matthew houskeeper
    Posted at 13:13h, 30 May Reply

    I didn’t realize that was the bridge used in Baby Boom.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 01:23h, 31 May Reply

    @Matt – You should watch the movie with Jeanne! I’m sure she would love to see it again 🙂

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