Pulp Mill Bridge - Middlebury, VT
Posted by: Telomere
N 44° 01.453 W 073° 10.632
18T E 646082 N 4876177
Quick Description: Constructed in 1820, and rebuilt several times since. Pulp Mill Bridge is the only two-lane covered bridge in Vermont still in daily use. Listed on the NRHP in 1974.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2009 2:24:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM7FJV
Pulp Mill Bridge is located in a small neighborhood on the border of Middlebury and Weybridge, Vermont. It is a 184-foot Burr arch, double barrel truss construction which carries Pulp Mill Bridge Road over Otter Creek.
It was originally a single span, but time and use have reduced it's structural integrity - and part of reconstruction was dividing it into 3 spans with concrete piers, and timber cribs added at each division.
The only other 2-lane covered bridge in Vermont serves as a staff entrance to Shelburne Museum. It has it's own waymark.
There is a nice old mill waterfall on Otter Creek, just north of this bridge; it is included in the gallery.