Silk Road Covered Bridge, Bennington

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The Silk Covered Bridge is a covered bridge, carrying Silk Road across the Walloomsac River between downtown Bennington, Vermont and the village of North Bennington. A Town lattice truss bridge, it was built in 1840, and is one of three covered bridges across the river in fairly close proximity. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.DescriptionThe Silk Covered Bridge is located roughly midway between downtown Bennington and North Bennington, on Silk Road, which connects Vermont Route 67A and Vermont Route 279. The bridge has a relatively rural setting. It is oriented north-south across the west-flowing Walloomsac River. Its northern abutment is original stone slab, which has been faced in concrete, while the southern abutment is a reconstructed concrete structure. The bridge is a Town lattice truss, 88ft long, with a single-lane roadway 15ft wide. The sides of the bridge are clad in vertical boards, as are the insides of the portals, while the outside portal ends are finished in flush horizontal boards. In the center part of the bridge, the boards do not rise the full height of the truss.HistoryThe bridge was probably built in 1840 by Benjamin Sears, who was from a family of well-known bridge buildings in the region. The family is also credited with construction of the Paper Mill Village Bridge (1889), downriver a short way from this bridge; the Burt Henry Covered Bridge is also nearby, the three bridges all on a 2mi stretch of the river.
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  • Great place for photos...an original covered bridge used as shelters for farmers and others during rainstorms etc in 1700s and 1800s and within a mile of three other covered bridges: Henry Bridge and ...  more »
  • The covered bridges of Vermont are something you must take in while visiting this lovely state. They are statuesque, they are historical and each has a unique story to go with them. They each look jus...  more »
  • Have been to Bennington many times and never sought out the covered bridges. Just follow the signs or put it in your GPS under attractions.  more »
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  • Loved the experience to be able to see a covered bridge. It has been well maintained and an amazing place to take pictures at. Bring the whole family to see this place back in time before it is lost. Many vantage points with good photo angles so explore and find d the best for the state of the sun.
  • FYI- Looks beautiful from the highway but when we got there the road to the bridge was closed for construction :-(
  • Followed a Highways and Byways brochure from a state visitor center brochure and was led astray. Had to do some googling to find any bridges in the Southwest corner of the state. Turns out they were all on a road running parallel to the "scenic" road.
  • Gorgeous bridge....beautiful in the fall
  • Lovely covered bridge
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