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Taftsville Covered Bridge 45-14-12

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Taftsville Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2006

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BH Photo #134653

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Overview
Covered bridge over Ottauquechee River on River Road (C2002) in Woodstock
Location
Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1836; rehabilitated 1869, 1910 and 1952; Damaged by flooding/Southern span removed 2011; Reconstructed 2013
Builder
- Salmond Emmons III
Design
Un-patented variation of a Multiple Kingspost through truss. A laminated wooden arch was added sometime in the early 20th century
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 189.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1973
Also called
Ottauquechee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.63081, -72.46785   (decimal degrees)
43°37'51" N, 72°28'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/704270/4833984 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quechee
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000214 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-14-12 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 34094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1,500

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2017: New photo from Sherman Cahal
  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • October 5, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 3, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 1, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures/ Noted that the truss isn't strictly a multiple kingspost, but is a variation unique to this bridge.
  • February 17, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 31, 2012: New photo from Bill Culp
  • October 11, 2011: New photos from Kevin G. Lonie
  • September 9, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 28, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: History and Builder
  • October 17, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: added GPS coordinates
  • March 1, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is called the Taftsville Covered Bridge, bridge is actually a multiple kingpost truss with an arch, updated NRHP info

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kevin G. Lonie
  • Bill Culp
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Sherman Cahal