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Queeche Covered Bridge 45-14-A #2


Quechee Covered Bridge

Built 1970 lost in Hurricane Irene 2011

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990


BH Photo #421471


Street View 


Covered concrete beam bridge over Ottauquechee River on Waterman Hill Road
Queeche, Windsor County, Vermont
Open to traffic
Built 2012
Covered Concrete Stringer bridge
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.64565, -72.41881   (decimal degrees)
43°38'44" N, 72°25'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/708175/4835754 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory number
BH 79018 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
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: 82.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 6, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • October 25, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Removed Pratt truss; This is a concrete stringer. Removed reference to height/weight restrictions. Imported NBI data
  • October 25, 2017: New Street View added by Matthew


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


Queeche Covered Bridge
Posted October 25, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

A couple of problems here:

This is not a Pratt truss. This is a concrete stringer bridge with a wooden cover added. The internal truss is patterned on a Multiple Kingspost system, but that is merely for decoration. The previous bridge lost in Irene was the same deal, being a 1930's steel stringer with a faux wooden cover added in 1970.

There was mention of having a height and weight restriction? The National Bridge Inventory says that this bridge is open with no restrictions, and there is no signage around this bridge indicating one. The previous one did, but not this one.