Covered Bridges of Vermont (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
Covered Bridges of Vermont Cover Image
$19.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Staff Reviews


If you want a comprehensive guide to Vermont's 106 historic covered bridges, look no further. Thirteen area tours are listed, with information including names, locations and directions, age, builder, type, dimensions, even photography tips and parking for each bridge. A wonderful introduction includes tips on how to look at a covered bridge. A checklist for viewing the bridges and many black & white photographs add to this book's charm. Maps are basic; bring along a detailed road map.

Description


Both a history and a guide, this book offers scenic tours to all 106 of Vermont's covered bridges and tells the rich stories behind them. For many people, covered bridges are much more than picturesque: They represent a living link with an alluring part of our past. Along with a sense of romance, we associate them with an era of hard work, creativity, and ingenuity. Each bridge sparks a new question: Why was it built, how, when, and by whom? How has it lasted when so many others have disappeared? This guide will answer these and many other questions about all 106 of Vermont's authentic, historic covered bridges. Arranged by convenient driving tours, it provides precise directions to help travelers find each bridge--touring through the most scenic countryside along the way--and shares each bridge's history and folklore. Advice on photographing the bridges, parking, and finding nearby historical sites and museums is also included in each tour. An introduction tells the colorful story of "the great truss race" in the early days of bridge architecture and design. Detailed scenic driving tours make this book useful to anyone exploring the back roads of Vermont. Superb maps mark the location of all 106 covered bridges. 60 black-and-white photographs.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780881503739
ISBN-10: 0881503738
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: October 2000
Pages: 216
Language: English
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Sun-Mon 10am-7pm Tue-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs