Postcards and calendars have made the Bridge at the Green perhaps the best known covered bridge in Vermont. There is a great swimming hole here, and the base of the abutment provides a popular jumping-in place. Notice the cables, installed for lateral bracing.
The Covered Spans of Yesteryear website provides a nice history of the
"This bridge sits at the entrance to the homestead of Norman Rockwell. It was blown off its abutments and toppled into the Batten Kill when it was still the "New Bridge." Being too heavy to be lifted back it was taken apart and rebuilt, then tied to the banks by iron rods."
"The roof was replaced in 1974 at a cost of $1,267.50. In 1979, at a cost of $74,920.50, the structure had major repairs done including jacking and shoring of the superstructure, adding floor beams, replacing the floor, repairing the abutments and the lower chord, and the repair or replacement of some truss members."
"In 1987 stabilizing guy wires were added. In 1992, at a cost of $1,700.00, some siding boards were replaced and it was repainted barn red."
"The decking, some knee braces, damaged gable siding and some truss members were repaired in October 1994. At the same time a new standing seam steel roof was installed at a cost of $60,430.00."
Our thanks to the Town of Arlington for allowing the posting of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Welcome patch. For more information about the Arlington area visit their website at www.arlingtonvt.org.
When in the Bennington area stop by The Bennington Center For The Arts and visit the Covered Bridge Museum. For more information about The Bennington Center For The Arts visit their website at The Bennington Center For The Arts.
|Location:||Covered Bridge Road|
|Truss Type:||Town lattice|
|Truss Length:||80 feet|
|Other Names:||Arlington Green|
|National Register of Historical Places Listing Date:||August 28, 1973|
Credits: All pictures, information and descriptions are taken from Spanning Time Vermont's Covered Bridges by Joseph C. Nelson ©1997 and the World Guide to Covered Bridges - 2009 unless otherwise specified.