Top Ranked Vermont Bridges

Main Street Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Parker pony truss bridge over Missisquoi River on TR 2/FAS 302 in Richford
Open to traffic
Built 1934
Abandonded CLP - Otter Creek Bridge (Rutland County, Vermont)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1907, Out of service c.1972; Abandoned 1988
Black Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Warren pony truss bridge over Black Creek on Bouchard Road in Sheldon
Open to traffic in summer. Open only to pedestrians / snowmobiles during the winter
Built 1903 by the American Bridge Co.
Moseley Bridge (Bennington County, Vermont)
Rated 96% with 10 votes
Tubular wrough iron bowstring pony arch bridge over creek on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1865; Dismantled 1958; Reconstructed 2013
Hammond Covered Bridge 45-11-05 (Rutland County, Vermont)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Covered Town Lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on the old alignment of Kendall Hill Road
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1842 by Asa Nourse; bypassed 1960
NECR - West River Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over West River on New England Central Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1930
Elm Street Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Parker Patent pony truss bridge over Ottauquechee River on VT 12 (Elm Street)
Open to traffic
Built 1870 by the National Bridge & Iron Works; Rehabilitated c. 1900; Rehabilitated 1980
Missisquoi River Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Missisquoi River on VT 105A ALT in Richford
Open to traffic
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1979
Lincoln Covered Bridge 45-14-13 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Covered Pratt through arch truss bridge over Ottauquechee River on Fletcher Hill Rd (C3035) in Woodstock
Open to one lane traffic with a weight limit
Built 1865; Renovated 1947; rehabilitated 1989
Quechee Gorge Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
Rated 92% with 2 votes
Steel arch bridge over Ottauquechee River on US 4 in Hartford
Open to traffic
Built 1911; Abandoned & converted to roadway use 1933; Rehabilitated 1989
Carlton Clark Memorial Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Parker through truss bridge over White River on River Rd (TR 3/FAS 177) in Sharon
Open to traffic
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1994
WACR - North Branch Winooski River Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use
Built 1909 by the American Bridge Co.
WACR - Barre-Montpelier Winooski River Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Baltimore through truss over Winooski River on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use
Built 1932
BM - Fort Hill Branch Connecticut River Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Rated 91% with 4 votes
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over Connecticut River on B&M Fort Hill Branch (abandoned)
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1912 by the American Bridge Co.; Abandoned 1983
Centre Covered Bridge 45-03-05 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Rated 90% with 3 votes
Covered Paddleford through truss bridge over East Branch of the Passumpsic River on pedestrian path
Open for snowmobiles / Pedestrian use
Built 1867; Relocated 1960; Emergency rehabilitation work 2013
Marble Bridge (Rutland County, Vermont)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Marble arch bridge over Otter Creek on Main Street in Proctor
Open to traffic
Built 1915; Rehabilitated and widened 1936; Rehabilitated 2002
Peavine Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Third Branch White River on Peavine Boulevard (C2005) in Bethel
Open to traffic
Built 1919; Restored 1927; Abandoned 1933; Converted to auto use c. 1938
WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Railroad (WACR)
Open to traffic
Built 1911
Checkered House Bridge (Chittenden County, Vermont)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Winooski River on US 2 in Richmond
Open to traffic
Built 1929 by American Bridge Co.; Rehabilitated 1970; Widened and rehabilitated 2013
StJ&LC - Missisquoi River Covered Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Lost Covered bridge over Missisquoi River on former St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad
Destroyed by fire
Built 1898; Bypassed 1968; Destroyed by arson in 1987
Highgate Falls Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Rated 84% with 7 votes
Pin connected Lenticular through truss bridge over Missisquoi River on Mill Hill Rd
Open to pedestrians
Built 1887 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Bypassed 1976; Rehabilitated for pedestrian use in 2000
Bellows Falls Arch Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Rated 83% with 7 votes
Lost steel through arch bridge over the Connecticut River between Bellows Falls, Vermont, and North Walpole, New Hampshire
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1905; damaged by flooding in 1936; closed to traffic 1971; demolished 1982
Passumpsic River Bridge (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Bridge St (C3011) in Barnet
Open to traffic
Built 1928 by the Berlin Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1991
First Branch Bridge (Orange County, Vermont)
Rated 82% with 68 votes
Bridge over Jenkins Brook (First Branch White River) on Private Drive/Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Built in 2014 by a young Vermont architect, Nicholas Fabrikant, to give access to the open woods opposite the stream.
Mad River Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Rated 82% with 2 votes
Parker pony truss bridge over Mad River on C3011 in Moretown
Closed to all traffic
Built 1928 By Paler Steel Co.
Bartonsville Covered Bridge 45-13-11x (Windham County, Vermont)
Rated 82% with 7 votes
Lost covered bridge over Williams River on C3008 (Lower Bartonsville Rd) in Rockingham
Destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Irene on Aug 28, 2011
Built 1870; rehabilitated 1982; destroyed 2011; Replace with a new bridge 2013 Jan 26
Bloomfield-Nulhegan River Route 102 Bridge (Essex County, Vermont)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Nulhegan River on VT 102 in Bloomfield
Open to traffic
Built 1937
Brookfield Floating Bridge (Older) (Orange County, Vermont)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Pontoon bridge over Sunset Lake on Route 65 in Brookfield
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936; reconstructed 1978; Replaced 2008
Wallingford Farm Bridge (Rutland County, Vermont)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Lane pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on Farm Access
Open, but only used for farm equipment / foot traffic
Battell Bridge (Addison County, Vermont)
Rated 74% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Otter Creek on VT 30 in Middlebury
Open to traffic
Built 1893