Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge
|Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge|
Bridge in U.S. state of Vermont
|Maintained by||Town of Northfield|
|Design||Covered, Queen post|
|Total length||51.25 ft (15.62 m)|
|Width||14.1 ft (4.3 m)|
|Number of spans||1|
|Vertical clearance||12 ft (3.7 m)|
Bridge site in U.S. state of Vermont
|Area||1 acre (0.4 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||74000267|
|Added to NRHP||October 1, 1974|
The bridge is of Queen post truss design. While this bridge is very similar in design to other bridges in the area, the trusses on this one are not completely covered, with large "shaded" windows open on both sides.
Like the other bridges in this locality the deck has been reinforced by I beams, sometime in the 1960s. On August 28, 2011, the Upper Cox Brook bridge appeared to have been severely damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. A tree was thrust up through the bridge into the roof and the approaching road was washed out. The bridge was closed for a brief time, but reopened within 2 weeks after the storm apparently suffering only minor damage.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Evans, Benjamin and June. New England's Covered Bridges. University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-320-5
- Kane, Trish. "Video clips and news on covered bridge damage due to Hurricane Irene". Vermont Covered Bridges Society website. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
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