I’m past half-way on my quest to photograph all covered bridges of Vermont.

My list includes 103 authentic covered bridges – I don’t include the bridges across the Connecticut River, because they’re technically located in New Hampshire – of which I’ve seen and captured about 2/3 so far.

If I can manage to visit ten bridges each month, I will have completed one of my 2015 goals by the end of May. My collection of covered bridges pictures will be huge by then; I already have about 450 photos.

This post is kind of like a half-way photo essay, featuring some of my favorite covered bridges of Vermont, photographed from June through December 2014.


25 Covered Bridges of Vermont

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Gorham Bridge

Gorham Bridge, Pittsford

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Worrall Bridge

Worrall Bridge, Bartonsville

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Moseley Bridge

Moseley Bridge, Northfield

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Mill Bridge

Mill Bridge, Tunbridge

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Schoolhouse Bridge, Lyndon

Schoolhouse Bridge, Lyndon

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Victorian Village Bridge

Victorian Village Bridge, Rockingham

Sanderson Bridge

Sanderson Bridge, Brandon

Village Bridge, Waitsfield, Vermont

Village Bridge, Waitsfield

Additional reading: Fall in New England – A Photo Essay

Holmes Creek Bridge, Charlotte, Vermont

Holmes Creek Bridge, Charlotte

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Cooley Bridge

Cooley Bridge, Pittsford

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Lincoln Gap Bridge

Lincoln Gap Bridge, Warren

Flint Bridge, Tunbridge

Flint Bridge, Tunbridge

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Sequin Bridge

Sequin Bridge, Charlotte

Newell Covered Bridge, Northfield, Vermont

Newell Bridge, Northfield

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Upper Falls Bridge

Upper Falls Bridge, Weathersfield

Quechee Bridge, Vermont

Quechee Bridge, Quechee

Slaughterhouse Bridge, Northfield, Vermont

Slaughterhouse Bridge, Northfield

Additional reading: New England in Black and White

Hammond Covered Bridge, Vermont

Hammond Bridge, Pittsford

Bartonsville Covered Bridge, Vermont

Bartonsville Bridge, Bartonsville

Salmond Covered Bridge, Amsden, Vermont

Salmond Bridge, Amsden

Covered Bridges of Vermont: Sanborn Bridge

Sanborn Bridge, Lyndon

Moxley Bridge, Chelsea, Vermont

Moxley Bridge, Chelsea

Sayres Covered Bridge, Thetford, Vermont

Sayres Bridge, Thetford

Howe Covered Bridge, Tunbridge, Vermont

Howe Bridge, Tunbridge

Taftsville Bridge, Taftsville, Vermont

Taftsville Bridge, Taftsville

There will be a second photo essay highlighting my favorite photos taken from January through August 2015, thereby covering a full year (and more) in Vermont.

UPDATE: You can see 25 other covered bridge photos in this post.

One of my dreams is to eventually turn this series of covered bridge photos into a calendar or a photo book.

You can find more of my photos in my travel photography portfolio.

Which one of these covered bridges of Vermont do you like best?

Bram Reusen

Bram Reusen is a Belgian travel photographer, writer and the founder of Travel. Experience. Live. He now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. From backpacking and adventuring to slow travel and cycling trips, Bram focuses on nature and adventure travel. His passions are hiking in national parks and sampling craft beers.


Bethaney - Flashpacker Family · February 5, 2015 at 19:26

These are beautiful! We’re thinking about doing a road trip through New England in the summer. I’d love to see these.

    Bram Reusen · February 5, 2015 at 20:48

    Thanks! You should definitely come over, it’s pretty over here. 😀

Ruthanne · February 5, 2015 at 19:29

They all are lovely, but the Sequin Bridge is my favorite. What is the history behind covered bridges? Why are they only in that part of New England?

    Bram Reusen · February 5, 2015 at 20:49

    Thank you, Ruthanne. Covered bridges are covered to protect them from the elements. They’re not only found in Vermont, though, but pretty much all over the United States. Vermont happens to have the most per square mile.

Caroline - Belles & Bubbles · February 7, 2015 at 19:36

I like the Kissing Bridge.
The Sanborn Bridge looks eerie! The Gorham Bridge and the Mill Bridge are great photos. Actually there’s lots of good ones.

Susan · February 12, 2015 at 09:58

i love slaughterhouse

Dee Cicchetto · February 13, 2015 at 05:23

Quechee Bridge is my fav because I grew up around it. Also Tunbrige my Mom was born there. Taftville is a fav memory. All the photos are excellent in clarity and direction. Great job.

    Bram Reusen · February 13, 2015 at 23:08

    Thanks, Dee! 🙂

Rob Howe · February 13, 2015 at 08:27

You need to check on the naming of the bridge in Randolph. The Howe Bridge is in Tunbridge, and it certainly does not look like that!

    Bram Reusen · February 13, 2015 at 23:06

    You are right about the location of the Howe Bridge. It is located in Tunbridge indeed. Thanks for correcting me on that. It is a picture of the actual Howe Bridge though!

Tabatha · February 14, 2015 at 00:33

im not sure exactly what the name of the bridge is, but a lot of people call it Emily’s bridge. It has some sort of history not really sure what, but a lot of people say it is haunted I think the bridge is in the Johnson vt area. I was just curious if you have heard anything about this particular bridge in your travels in Vermont taking pictures of covered bridges, and if you taken pictures of this bridge. If you have let me know if you took pictures both during the day, and at night & if you see anything if you do take pictures at night.

Richard Capen Jr · February 15, 2015 at 20:27

Bram your Vermont covered bridge visits is an adventure I myself did just after tropical storm Irene in August of 2011. I would plan my trips so to get the most covered bridges in a single day. I live in New York close to the Vermont border and some round trips would last 16 hours . I recommend these thre resourses for your travel guide for finding these treasures. The first is the book New England’s covered bridges by Benjamin D. Evans and June R. Evans this to me is the holy bible for information and directions of these covered bridges. The second is the Jimapco Vermont road atlas which was very helpful and the third is the DeLORME atlas and Gazetteer for Vermont. At this point from August of 2011 to almost all of 2012 I have photographed and documented at least 107 Vermont covered bridges . I have 9 photo albums each containing at least 300 pictures each of these Vermont covered bridges. I also have traveled New Hampshire , Maine , and Mass and have recorded a few covered bridges in those states but those trips were done on vacations. You will find each covered bridge has it’s own story which make them turly unique. When I photograph each covered bridge I have a mental list I follow. I always photograph the portals entrance and exit , then some interior truss shots but most of all the all important side shot which to me is a must. the other secret is the 4 seasons of Vermont , mother nature presents a gorgeous picture whether spring , summer, winter, or fall and even though you have seen a covered bridge always go back especially Autumn. In Stowe Vermont there is the Gold Brook or Emily’s covered bridge which they say is haunted . In the 1800’s a young girl named Emily hung herself either inside or under the bridge. The story goes her parents were strict about her meeting boys so one day she met one she liked and they decided to meet at the bridge at night . I guess he was late and she felt jilted and as the story goes hung herself. I can tell you when I visited this bridge the summer of 2012 I went down the stream bank for a side shot and heard noises unlike a running stream . They were moans and groans so climbed up to the bridge deck where my friend was and asked her if she heard any noises and she replied to me moans and groans. I want to wish you the best on your Vermont covered bridges hope you have as mush fun as I did . Check out this website http://www.capturemyvermont.com click take a tour then scroll to the bottom look to the right you will see a search click that type my name Richard Capen Jr and you can view my 138 picture posts some of which are Vermont covered bridges. Wishing you the very best Richard

    Robert Arens · March 24, 2015 at 20:16

    Which one of the Vermont covered bridges has no road on the other end, only a place to turn around?

      Bram Reusen · March 27, 2015 at 08:57

      Several of the covered bridges in Vermont have been relocated and sometimes don’t even have a road going through them! There are also many private ones, with a dead-ending at private property. I’m sorry, but I couldn’t name a specific bridge. There are so many and I tend to get them mixed up 🙂

Richard Capen Jr · February 17, 2015 at 22:08

After Tropical Storm Irene in late 2011 I went on the same VT covered bridge trips as you have undertaken in 2015. you will find each bridge has it’s own unique story which sets it apart from the rest. Have a great time and enjoy the ride it will be one you will not forget

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