Built in 1911 to replace a 1875 Howe Deck Truss, both this and the former bridge served the Woodstock Railway, a 14 mile shortline connecting with larger rail lines in Wells River to the town of Woodstock. Like some other Vermont shortline railroads the line never saw heavy traffic, and was thus not able to cope with the economic downturn of the Great Depression and ceased operation in 1933. The right-of-way for the rail line was taken over and became US Route 4, and the bridge deck was reconstructed to accommodate a 2 lane road with sidewalks.
The Bridge is also notable for its design engineer, John Williams Storrs, a regionally important bridge designer in the early 20th century.
Despite a short burst silliness at the beginning of this vid it is well worth a watch for both the history it unfolds for this bridge, and for some of the rare imagery it shares.
Having a particular fondness for both images of wooden trusses under construction and those of falsework, I find the shots of the Deck Howe that preceded Storrs' Arch and its 160' falsework hugely interesting.
A history of The QGB prepared for its National Register nomination - http://www.crjc.org/heritage/V11-30.htm