Spade Farm Covered Bridge

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Spade Farm Covered Bridge
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Coordinates 44°14′29″N 73°13′59″W / 44.24139°N 73.23306°W / 44.24139; -73.23306Coordinates: 44°14′29″N 73°13′59″W / 44.24139°N 73.23306°W / 44.24139; -73.23306
Carries Pedestrian
(closed to motor traffic)
Crosses storm drainage ditch
Locale Ferrisburgh, Vermont
Maintained by private
ID number VT-01-02
Characteristics
Design Covered, Town lattice
Material Wood
Total length 85.5 ft (26.1 m)
Width 17.3 ft (5.3 m)
No. of spans 1
History
Constructed by Justin Miller
Construction end 1850

The Spade Farm Covered Bridge, also called the Old Hollow Covered Bridge[1] is a covered bridge that crosses a storm drainage ditch off State Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

The bridge is of Town lattice design built by Justin Miller.

Recent history[edit]

The Spade Farm Covered Bridge was originally located in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont on Old Hollow Road (hence its other name). It was slated to be dismantled and replaced by a modern bridge in 1958, when a local farmer, Sam Spade, asked to have it moved to his farm. Despite the sign on the bridge stating a build date of 1824, historians say a date of 1850 is more likely. The bridge is still privately owned and falling into disrepair since it is no longer available for state or federal funding. Despite the disrepair, there are numerous examples of period advertising on the truss members.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Benjamin and June. New England's Covered Bridges. University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-320-5
  2. ^ Evans, Benjamin and June. New England's Covered Bridges. University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-320-5