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Henry Bridge
VT-02-02
West Bennington, Vt. - Bennington County
Panoramic Photo of Henry Bridge

Photo of Henry Bridge
Photo of Henry Bridge


Photo of Henry Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Southern
County:  Bennington
Town:  Bennington
Locality:  North Bennington
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 42 54.738
W 73 15.271
Owner:  Town
Bridge Carries:  River Road
Bridge Crosses:  Waloomsac River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice
Sketch of Town Lattice Truss
Year Built:  1840c
Rebuilt 1989
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  127'-0"
Width: 14'-4"
Lanes: 1
Posted Load: 8 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: Unknown
World Guide No.: 45-02-02
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Henry or Burt Covered Bridge is a 127 foot town lattice truss. It crosses the Waloomsac River in West Bennington Vermont. This bridge is a short distance from newly rebuilt Paper Mill Bridge and the Silk Bridge. Between 1840 and 1989 the bridge had 2 sets of town lattice trusses to handle the weight of heavy loads of pig iron carried across the bridge, drawn by several yokes of oxen. This made the Henry bridge the strongest covered bridge in Vermont. The materials used reconstruction of the bridge in 1989 was southern pine with ash tree nails not the usual spruce and oak.

Photography
Easy to photograph from many angles, except north portal where a home is close to the bridge.

Parking
Parking along Murphy Road across from Bed and Breakfast.

Truss


Town Lattice Trusss

Location Map




Location
SSW of North Bennington, Bennington Township. VT67A south 1.2 miles from junctioon with VT67 in North Bennington, west on River Rd. 0.5 miles, south. on River Road. 150' to the bridge. The bridge is located in North Bennington in Bennington County.


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