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Chicken Farm Road Bridge



This bridge was featured in the 1988 movie "Bettlejuice" when a wooden cover was added to it to make it appear as a covered bridge. For a few frames during the car accident scene the Canton Bridge builders plate can be seen attached to the original lattice guardrails inside the bridge. At some point after 1988 the lattice guardrails were replaced with standard modern guardrails.

Despite the association with the movie, this bridge was notable as an excellent example of a simple small scale bridge built by a renowned bridge company.


Lost Steel stringer bridge over Tabor Branch Waits River on Chicken Farm Rd. (C3016)
East Corinth, Orange County, Vermont
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1912 by Canton Bridge Co; Replaced 2016
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 44.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.06425, -72.22272   (decimal degrees)
44°03'51" N, 72°13'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/722428/4882759 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Corinth
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory number
BH 74505 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.6 (out of 100)
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  • November 28, 2016: Added by Michael Quiet


  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com


Chicken Farm Road Bridge
Posted November 28, 2016, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

You might be a pontist if family movie night is paused, rewound, and zoomed in because you spotted a builders plate. Thankfully the kids and wife are used to things like this...

The quality of the youtube video isn't enough to read it, but you can at least spot the plate and enjoy the long lost lattice railing.


It looks like the bridge was replaced this year. Terrible shame, it would have been the only extant Canton Bridge Co. product in VT. But if this shows anything though, there are still notable things to be found!