Warren Covered Bridge
|Warren Covered Bridge|
Bridge in U.S. state of Vermont
|Maintained by||Town of Warren|
|Design||Covered, queen post|
|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)|
|Constructed by||Walter Bagley|
|Area||1 acre (0.4 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||74000269|
|Added to NRHP||August 7, 1974|
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).
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. 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.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Vermont
- List of Vermont covered bridges
- List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Vermont
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- 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 13 September 2011.