Vermont Covered Bridge Tour
The VCBS has received a lot of mail requesting covered bridge guide maps and information.
We highly recommend the following materials to help you make a satisfying tour of our covered
bridges. These resources are available at most Vermont drug stores and book stores:
The Vermont Atlas and Gazetteer. Freeport, ME: DeLorme Mapping, P.O. Box 298,
Yarmouth, ME 04096, (207) 846-7000, www.delorme.com, or
The Vermont Road Atlas and Guide, Northern Cartographic, Inc., 4050 Williston
Road, Burlington, VT 05403
Covered Bridges of Vermont, Illustrated map & Guide to 107 authentic Vermont Covered
Bridges, Hartnett House Map Publishers, P.O. Box 41, Freeport ME 04032, (207) 865-
Also the Vermont Official State Map and Touring Guide available at Vermont State
information centers or through Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, National Life Bldg., 6th Floor,
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501, Phone: 802-828-3237, or through their toll free number: 1- 800-VERMONT or website
There are two excellent books designed to guide seekers of covered bridges:
Covered Bridges of Vermont, by Ed Barna, published by The Countryman Press, P.O.
Box 748, Woodstock VT 05091-0748. Also available through the author. write: Ed Barna, 7
Forbes Circle, Middlebury, VT 05753-1128 ($17.00).
Spanning Time: Vermont's Covered Bridges, by Joseph C. Nelson, published by The
New England Press, P.O. Box 575, Shelburne, VT 05482-0575. Also available through the
author. Write Joe Nelson, P.O. Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267, ($40.00) or through web page
www.vermontbridges.com/thebook. The book features 102
color photographs of Vermont's
covered bridges in fifteen guided tours. An appendix provides: A Summary of Vermont's Covered
Bridges; A Covered Bridge Glossary; A Bridge Truss section explaining how trusses work; The
Bridge Builders, providing thumbnail biographies of the people who designed and built the
bridges; A Covered Bridge Reading List, for those who want to read more.
The Vermont Covered Bridge Society will continue to answer questions about covered
bridges informally by surface mail: VCBS, Inc. P.O. Box 97, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, or by
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and
through this website.
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© 2008 Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file updated 11/05/2008