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Slaughter House
Northfield Center VT - Washington County

Elevation view of Slaughter House Bridge

Photo of Slaughter House Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  North Central
County:  Washington
Town:  Northfield
Locality:  Northfield Center
Position - Lat: 
N 44 10.105
W 72 39.280
Owner:  Town of Northfield
Bridge Carries:  Slaughter House Road
Bridge Crosses:  Dog River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Queenpost
Year Built:  1872
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Span:  59'-7"
Width: 11'-7"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: None
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-2"
World Guide No.: 45-12-09
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The Slaughter House Covered Bridge is a 55 foot long queenpost truss. It carries Slaughter House Road over the Dog River. This bridge was built in around 1872. Slaughter House Road was formerly named Bailey Road.

Portal photos are easy to take because of the lack of traffic. Easy access via a path heading north after crossing the bridge, good for underside photos. (See Elevation view)

A small parking area is available on the left side of Slaughter House Road before crossing the bridge.


Queenpost Truss

Location Map

The bridge is located off VT 12 on Slaughter House Road, formerly Bailey Street. The turnoff is 0.3 miles south of the main intersection in Northfield Falls, then 0.1 miles down Slaughter House Road to the bridge.

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