Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Taftsville Bridge

The Taftsville Bridge spans the Ottauquechee River in Taftsville, Windsor County, Vermont.

Built in 1826.
Modified multiple kingpost truss with semi-independent arch.
Built by Solomon Emmons III.
The Taftsville Bridge is a rare survivor of th eearly craftsman tradition of wooden truss bridge building.
It shows no influence from any of the patented bridge truss designs, but the builder may have been aware of the Swiss tradition from published literature of the time.



  1. Truly an amazing piece of craftsmanship...and it has been well-maintained.

    Nice photos!

  2. Charming, just what you would expect for New England.

  3. My Great Grandmother Katie lived across the street from the bridge and my fondest memories of visiting her are of walking across this bridge, and the country store, of course.


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