New England Trip 2012 – Day 4 – Creamery Bridge, Brattleboro, VT
After doing a bit of sightseeing in Wilmington VT, we headed on our way along Vermont Route #9 toward Brattleboro VT.Â A pull-off area at the end of a nice climb provides a wonderful view to the south. Maple syrup ice cream was also on sale at this location so we had to have a bit of ice cream before continuing to Brattleboro.
The roadway portion of Creamery Bridge is about 80 feet long and 19 feet wide and was first constructed in 1879.Â The bridge crosses Whetstone Brook and is the only surviving covered wooden bridge in Brattleboro VT. The bridge is now maintained as a tourist attraction rather than as an active roadway. A slate roof and a tin covered walkway were added in 1917. (Location)
A new modern-age bridge now crosses the Whetstone Brook downstream from the original covered wooden bridge.
I hadn’t photographed any fire hydrants for a while so this one got a bit of attention and then we headed on our way again.