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Northfield Falls VT - Washington County

Elevation view of Upper Bridge

Upper Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  North Central
County:  Washington
Town:  Northfield
Locality:  Northfield Falls
Position - Lat: 
N 44 10.553
W 72 39.657
Owner:  Town of Northfield
Bridge Carries:  Cox Brook Road
Bridge Crosses:  Cox Brook
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Queenpost
Year Built:  1872
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Span:  51'-6"each
Width: 13'-4"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: None
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-2"
World Guide No.: 45-12-11
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The Upper Covered Bridge is a 51 foot long queenpost truss. It carries Cox Brook Road over Cox Brook. This bridge was built in around 1872. This bridge is only 0.2 miles from the Lower Bridge and 0.4 miles from the Station Bridge on the same road. This bridge is also known as the Third Bridge.

Heavy traffic makes portal photos difficult. To get a photograph of the side of the bridge go thru the bridge to a road going up a hill on the right, an open field in this area gives a nice view of the bridge.

Good parking area near the bridge on south side of Cox Brook Road.


Queenpost Truss

Location Map

The bridge is located off VT 12 on Cox Brook Road. The turnoff is to the west, at the main intersection in Northfield Falls, then 0.4 miles down Cox Brook Road. Cross Station and Lower Bridge and the bridge is visible.

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