Warren Covered Bridge

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Warren Covered Bridge
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Bridge in U.S. state of Vermont
Carries Automobile
Crosses Mad River
Locale Warren, Vermont
Maintained by Town of Warren
ID number VT-12-15
Characteristics
Design Covered, queen post
Material Wood
Total length 57.5 ft (17.53 m)
Width 13.8 ft (4.21 m)
No. of spans 1
Load limit 8 tons
Clearance above 10 ft (3.05 m)
History
Constructed by Walter Bagley
Construction end

1880

Warren Covered Bridge is located in Vermont
Warren Covered Bridge
Warren Covered Bridge is located in the US
Warren Covered Bridge
Coordinates 44°06′40″N 72°51′25″W / 44.11111°N 72.85694°W / 44.11111; -72.85694Coordinates: 44°06′40″N 72°51′25″W / 44.11111°N 72.85694°W / 44.11111; -72.85694
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
NRHP Reference # 74000269[1]
Added to NRHP August 7, 1974

The Warren Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Mad River in Warren, Vermont on Covered Bridge Road. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

The bridge is of queen post truss design. A sign on the bridge also identifies it as the Lincoln Gap covered bridge, despite no official reference to that name. A unique oddity with this bridge is the fact that the eastern portal extends further over the approaching roadway than the western, according to a sign posted in the bridge by the Vermont Festival of the Arts. This trusses on this bridge are covered not only on the outside, but on the inside as well... one of only two bridges left in the state with similar construction (the other being the School House Covered Bridge).

Recent history[edit]

The bridge deck was strengthened and roof replaced in 1995. In 1998 it was closed to all traffic after inspections found problems that were being hidden by the covering on the inside of the trusses.[2] The bridge was extensively rehabilitated and re-dedicated on October 6, 2000. A series of articles on the VermontBridges.com website provides much information about the work done (http://www.vermontbridges.com/warren.recon.htm).

On August 28, 2011, one of the abutments of the bridge received damage due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. It appears the bridge itself was not damaged, but it remains closed until the abutment can be repaired.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Evans, Benjamin and June. New England's Covered Bridges. University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-320-5
  3. ^ Kane, Trish. "Video clips and news on covered bridge damage due to Hurricane Irene". Vermont Covered Bridges Society Website. Retrieved 13 September 2011.