Reconnecting with the Taftsville Covered Bridge

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Reconnecting with the Taftsville Covered Bridge

The Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock is one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont. I’ve crossed the bridge many times over the years, but yesterday was the first time I’ve visited the bridge since it reopened last fall.

Vermont has about 100 covered bridges. When Tropical Storm Irene hit the state in August 2011,  it destroyed two covered bridges — the Bartonsville bridge in Rockingham and the Quechee bridge (both have since been rebuilt). The Taftsville Covered Bridge was severely damaged from the storm but managed to stay intact. It remained closed for repairs for two years until September 2013.

Built in 1836, the bridge connects Route 4 in Taftsville (a village in Woodstock) and River Road, and spans the Ottauquechee River in Windsor County. If you haven’t visited yet, make a plan to see this magnificent historic icon as soon as you can.

**If You Go: The Taftsville Covered Bridge can be accessed from Route 4 in the village of Taftsville in Woodstock.

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  • Scott
    Posted at 16:50h, 11 July Reply

    Been there! I’ll keep an eye out for the pre-digital photo I have packed away someplace. I didn’t realize it got so beat-up and was closed for so long. Will have to revisit next time I’m around Woodstock.
    Ever visit the Woodstock Farmer’s Market? Mmmmmm.

    • Erica
      Posted at 21:20h, 11 July Reply

      It’s a beautiful bridge, isn’t it? And the ride on River Road on the other side of the Ottauquechee is so pretty. Let me know if you come across the old photo.
      Sounds like I really need to go to the Woodstock Farmers’ Market!

  • Northern New England Villages
    Posted at 19:16h, 04 August Reply

    The new Taftsville Covered Bridge is amazing and so glad they decided to rebuild rather than replace. We’ve recently visited it as well and took some pictures which you can view here:

    • Erica
      Posted at 21:04h, 04 August Reply

      Nice photos! The bridge looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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