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Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge

Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge
Bridge in U.S. state of Vermont
Carries Automobile
Crosses Cox Brook
Locale Northfield, Vermont
Maintained by Town of Northfield
ID number VT-12-11
Design Covered, Queen post
Material Wood
Total length 51.25 ft (15.62 m)
Width 14.1 ft (4.3 m)
Number of spans 1
Vertical clearance 12 ft (3.7 m)
Constructed by unknown
Construction end

1872

Bridge site in U.S. state of Vermont
Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge is located in Vermont
Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge
Coordinates
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74000267[1]
Added to NRHP October 1, 1974

The Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses Cox Brook in Northfield, Vermont on Cox Brook Road. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

The bridge is of Queen post truss design. While this bridge is very similar in design to other bridges in the area, the trusses on this one are not completely covered, with large "shaded" windows open on both sides.

Recent history

Like the other bridges in this locality the deck has been reinforced by I beams, sometime in the 1960s.[2] On August 28, 2011, the Upper Cox Brook bridge appeared to have been severely damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. A tree was thrust up through the bridge into the roof and the approaching road was washed out. The bridge was closed for a brief time, but reopened within 2 weeks after the storm apparently suffering only minor damage.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Evans, Benjamin and June. New England's Covered Bridges. University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-320-5
  3. ^ Kane, Trish. "Video clips and news on covered bridge damage due to Hurricane Irene". Vermont Covered Bridges Society website. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 


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