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Sanderson Covered Bridge (Replacement)

Brandon, VT
WGN Number: 45-11-02#2

Sanderson Covered Bridge #2
Sanderson Covered Bridge - Replacement
Photo by Scott Wagner © 2006

Some Brandon historians believe Nicholas Powers may have built the Sanderson Bridge. The gable treatment, however, is not typical of Powers' known work. Notice the partial cornice returns and the pilaster mouldings.

The Covered Spans of Yesteryear website provides some historical background: "Construction on the new bridge began on August 19, 2002 with the dismantling of original Sanderson Bridge. The project was completed July 31, 2003, at a cost of $830,000.00. The new bridge contains a few truss lattice members, chord members and roof beams salvaged from the original structure. It was named for the Sanderson family, who has owned the adjacent homestead since 1825."

The bridge, which had been closed since 1987, was rebuilt in 2002. Follow this link for the history of the bridge and rebuild process: Sanderson Bridge History and Rebuilding Accounts

Our thanks to the Town of Brandon for allowing the posting of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Welcome patch. For more information about the Brandon area visit their website at

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Sanderson Covered Bridge - Replacement Vital Statistics

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Town: Brandon
Location: Pearl Street
Crossing: Otter Creek
Date: 2003
Builder: Blow and Cote
Truss Type: Town lattice
Truss Length: 132 feet
Original Date: c. 1838
Builder: Unknown

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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