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Lincoln Covered Bridge

Woodstock, VT
WGN Number: 45-14-13

Lincoln Covered Bridge
Lincoln Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

The Lincoln Bridge uses what is thought to be a rare example of the Pratt truss constructed in wood. The bridge deck is suspended from a laminated wooden arch by crossed steel rods.

The Covered Spans of Yesteryear website provides the following background information: "Town records indicate that the bridge was built in 1865. Richard Sanders Allen's research has an 1877 date. The truss is similar in design to the one patented by Thomas and Caleb Pratt in 1844. It is the only covered bridge using that particular truss design. The bridge was renovated in 1947 and 1989".

Lincoln Covered Bridge Vital Statistics

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Town: Woodstock
Location: Fletcher Hill Road
Crossing: Ottauquechee River
Date: 1865(?)/1877(?)
Builder: R. W. & B. H. Pinney
Truss Type: Pratt arch
Truss Length: 136 feet
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.

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