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Scott Covered Bridge 45-13-13


Scott Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009


BH Photo #147753


Closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, in Feb. 2012. 2.2 million dollar rehabilitation scheduled for 2015-2016 Rehabilitated 2015-2016. Reinforcing arch removed as redundant. Now open to pedestrians.


Covered Lattice through truss bridge over West River on Back Side Road in Townshend.
Townshend, Windham County, Vermont
Built 1870; Closed to traffic 1955; Rehabilitated 2016
- Harrison Chamberlin
- Renaud Bros. Inc. (2016 Rehabilitation)
Town Lattice through truss with added arches; concrete pier added 1981. 2 covered kingspost approach spans
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 277.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1973
Also called
Scott Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04870, -72.69600   (decimal degrees)
43°02'55" N, 72°41'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/687650/4768799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000206 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-13-13 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 43497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • March 6, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 4, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • June 12, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Updated status: pedestrian traffic only.
  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • February 29, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures. Noted that the bridge is currently undergoing a 2.2 million dollar rehabilitation
  • November 28, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated status, corrected truss design; added pier addition
  • February 17, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 29, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee
  • October 16, 2009: Added by C Hanchey


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Keene SentinelSource - Article on closing in 2012
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Geoff Hubbs


Scott Covered Bridge 45-13-13
Posted February 29, 2016, by Michael Quiet (MQuiet [at] Gmail [dot] com)

Info about the current rehabilitation project: