Quinlan's Covered Bridge

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Quinlan's Covered Bridge
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Bridge in U.S. state of Vermont
Carries Automobile
Crosses Lewis Creek
Locale Charlotte, Vermont
Maintained by Town of Charlotte
ID number VT-04-03
Design Covered, Burr Arch
Material Wood
Total length 88.1 ft (26.85 m)
Width 13.9 ft (4.24 m)
Number of spans 1
Load limit 5 tons
Vertical clearance 10.5 ft (3.20 m)
Constructed by unknown
Construction end

1849

Bridge site in U.S. state of Vermont
Quinlan's Covered Bridge is located in Vermont
Quinlan's Covered Bridge
Coordinates 44°16′35″N 73°11′4″W / 44.27639°N 73.18444°W / 44.27639; -73.18444Coordinates: 44°16′35″N 73°11′4″W / 44.27639°N 73.18444°W / 44.27639; -73.18444
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74000208[1]
Added to NRHP September 10, 1974

Quinlan's Covered Bridge, also called the Lower Covered Bridge,[2] and Sherman Covered Bridge[3] is a wooden covered bridge that crosses Lewis Creek in Charlotte, Vermont on Monkton Road. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

The bridge is of Burr Arch arch design. The builder is unknown, but most likely the same builder as the Sequin Covered Bridge upstream. The name "Lower Bridge" was because it is downstream of the Sequin (or "Upper") bridge. This is common in Vermont where multiple bridges crossed the same body of water in the same town. The name "Quinlan" is attributed the family of the same name that held land in the area. The name "Sherman" comes from the owner of a sawmill that was located adjacent to the bridge site.[3]

Recent history[edit]

In 1949 or 1950 steel beams were installed under the deck to strengthen it.[3] In August 2013 it appears to be closed for reconstruction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Quinlans Covered Bridge
  3. ^ a b c Evans, Benjamin and June. New England's Covered Bridges. University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-320-5