Kids' Guide to the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites

 

COVERED BRIDGES

 

 Baltimore Covered Bridge, Springfield   

Throughout Vermont

Have you ever tried to build a bridge over a stream or gully? Maybe you used stones, or old logs, and lumber. 

Building a bridge out of wood over a wide river, and building it strong enough to hold oxen and horses and heavy wagons and sleighs – that’s a challenging job. Plus, these early bridge builders didn’t have nails or metal bolts – everything had to be made from wood.

See if you can solve the puzzle of how some of Vermont’s most unique bridges were built. Learn about a railroad bridge with a very fancy roof, a bridge that floated miles downstream in the famous flood of 1927, and other bridges with surprising stories.

For more information http://www.virtualvermont.com/coveredbridges/index.html

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