Touring Covered Bridges in New England

Bob tours several of the lovingly preserved covered bridges in Vermont and New England, in general. He explains the origins of these bridges, as well as the most popular approaches to building them.

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In their heyday, from around 1820 to the early 1900s, covered bridges could be found all over New England. The ones that survive today are lovingly preserved. As Bob explains, the basic construction developed out of practicality-- wood was plentiful, and a roof protected the timber. He goes on to visit examples, and provide details, of the most popular, and enduring, covered bridge engineering.