With an inside clearance of seventeen feet, the Maple Street Bridge is one of the widest in the state. After being brought back to its abutments after the 1927 flood, it was thought by some that the bridge was reinstalled with its original east end facing west, which makes it seem to lean.
Following damage caused by a truck driver the bridge was repaired in 2002 by Jan Lewendoski of Restoration and Traditional Building. Repairs were made to the upper chord, truss web, king posts, roofers, and rafters.
In addition to all that work, the "lean" was also repaired! Click on this link to see an account of the repairs: Maple Street Bridge Repairs Completed
|Builder:||Kingsbury & Stone|
|Truss Type:||Town Lattice|
|Truss Length:||57 feet|
|National Register of Historical Places Listing Date:||November 5, 1974|
|Other Names:||Village / Lower|
|Repair Contractor:||Jan Lewendoski Greensboro Bend, VT.|
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.