Spade Farm Covered Bridge
|Spade Farm Covered Bridge|
(closed to motor traffic)
|Crosses||storm drainage ditch|
|Design||Covered, Town lattice|
|Total length||85.5 ft (26.1 m)|
|Width||17.3 ft (5.3 m)|
|No. of spans||1|
|Constructed by||Justin Miller|
The bridge is of Town lattice design built by Justin Miller.
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.