Sunday, 21 September 2014

Woodstock Ry. - Taftsville, Vermont

The covered bridge at Taftsville during the fall of 2010. The Woodstock Ry. used to run past this entrance at about the location I was standing while taking this photo
I stopped by twice in the last few years in Taftsville, Vermont to photograph the covered bridge and dam. The Woodstock Ry. passed the south entrance to the covered bridge which crosses the Ottaquechee River. The station long gone was also near the covered bridge entrance. The dam and power house still remain. On my first stop I was with Don Janes and we got some nice fall views around the bridge. On my second visit it was the spring after hurricane Irene flooded rivers throughout Vermont during Aug 2011 which damaged a portion of this bridge. Built in 1836 the bridge was due for repairs when the flooding damaged it. A portion of the bridge was removed and repaired at a cost of $2.5 million and reopened during the fall of 2013....George Dutka

An overhead look from the highway, fall 2010.
Fall 2010
This is what I found at Taftsville in March 2012. Hurricane Irene damaged the bridge requiring this portion to be taken down. It has been since repaired.
March 2012
Looking back from the area of the covered bridge and station location is the town itself.
Looking west from the covered bridge is the falls power house location.

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