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Kidder Hill Covered Bridge

Grafton, VT
WGN Number: 45-13-03

Kidder Hill Covered Bridge
Kidder Hill Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

The Kidder Hill Bridge is the only kingposter in Vermont that still has sway braces. These braces were more commonly used on open bridges, which had no other provisions for lateral bracing.

According the the bridge was rehabilitated in 1995. In 2011 the bridge was closed following damage to the abutments caused by Tropical Storm Irene. The bridge was reopened after the repairs were completed.

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

Kidder Hill Covered Bridge Vital Statistics

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Town: Grafton
Location: Kidder Hill Road
Crossing: Saxtons River
Date: 1870
Builder: Unknown
Truss Type: Kingpost
Truss Length: 67 feet
National Register of Historical Places Listing Date: July 2, 1973
Date Rehabilitated: 1995
Repair Contractor: 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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