Date Of Visit: August 6, 2017
Location: 9 Guilford St, Brattleboro, VT (Guilford Street off Route 9 west, over Whetstone Brook, VT-13-01)
Parking: There is a small free parking lot to the left side of the bridge
Hours: Accessible all day, everyday
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Website: Creamery Covered Bridge
Highlights: covered pedestrian bridge
As I have been going through my photos and getting ready for next year’s adventures, I have come across quite a few photos from photo shoots from weeks and in some cases months ago that I have not posted yet. So, in my effort to play catch up, you may see some photos in my posts from places I have visited during the summer and early fall. It will be nice to see what green leaves and pretty flowers look like since they are no longer with us. O.K, so next year’s there’s another resolution for next year: get more organized!
Vermont is known for maple syrup, snow and more snow. Oh, and they also have a few covered bridges.
In fact, covered bridges are a staple of Vermont. They have the most covered bridges per square mile than any other state in the country.
There are over 100 (109 to be exact) covered bridges in Vermont. But the Creamery Covered Bridge in Brattleboro, VT, is no ordinary bridge.
The Creamery Bridge so called after the old Brattleboro Creamery which stood beyond the bridge is Brattleboro’s last surviving 19th-century covered bridge.
The bridge, which only allows pedestrian traffic, is 80 feet long and 19 feet wide, with a 15-foot roadway; the attached sidewalk is 5.5 feet wide.
The sidewalk attached to side of the bridge offers some pretty views of the Whetstone Brook below.
The bridge was built from spruce lumber 1879 and it had been used be vehicles until it was closed to vehicle traffic in 2010. It now only allows traffic from cyclists, joggers and other pedestrians. The sidewalk was added in 1920.
To the side of the bridge there is an area with benches where you can sit and admire the bridge.
This marker was located near the bridge. I could not find any reference to it on the internet. If anyone has any information on it, I would appreciate it if you left a comment about it. Without making too many assumptions, it appears as though it may have been dedicated to someone who was a covered bridge enthusiast.
Below is a video of the inside of the bridge.