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The Black River Covered Bridge
Irasburg, VT
WGN Number: 45-10-02
Black River Covered Bridge
Black River Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

The Black River Bridge, also known as the Coventry Bridge, is one of only three spans in Vermont using the intricate Paddleford truss and the only one serving daily traffic. The selectmen must frequently replace the planks in the gable ends, as passing trucks just as frequently punch them out.

The Black River Covered Bridge Vital Statistics
Town: Irasburg
Location: Back Coventry Road
Crossing: Black River
Date: 1881
Builder: John D. Colton
Truss Type: Paddleford
Truss Length: 85 feet 10 inches
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 - 1989
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Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267 This file posted 03/07/2014

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