by Richard E. St. Peter
I Just returned to Virginia from visiting Vermont. My visit this time was to attend my 50th year class reunion from Rutland High School class of 1965.
Since I was visiting Vermont, it also gave me an opportunity to again photograph the covered bridges as I often have done on my previous visits. This time I decided to take a different approach to what bridges I would photograph and where I travelled to get to them.
Since I was staying in Killington at the Cedarbrook Resort that was my starting point the mornings I photographed the bridges. Looking at my Vermont map prior to heading out, I came up with my game plan for where I was going. Since I have been photographing the bridges for many years, I decided to find some that even though I have photographed them before; I have never included them in any articles I have written.
So the first route I took was north on Route 7 out of Rutland to photograph bridges in Pittsford, Brandon, and finally Salisbury. I then travelled along Route 4 east to photograph one bridge in Woodstock; and continued North on to Route 12 to photograph a bridge in South Pomfret.
Following Route 100 north out of Killington, I headed to Warren, Waitsfield and Stowe.
My last excursion had me following bridge symbols on my Vermont map and travelling to East Fairfield, Fairfax, Westford, Cambridge, Cambridge Junction, Jeffersonville, three bridges in Waterville, two bridges in Belvidere, Morristown and my final bridge; The Giorgetti Bridge in Pittsfield. So after travelling those many miles, I was able to photograph 21 bridges and enjoyed it very much.
My next trip to Vermont will be in October and I will again be photographing covered bridges. I have already made my reservation to stay at Cedarbrook in Killington and will be there three nights. I am looking forward to be able to photograph the covered bridges during the fall foliage season.Return to top Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267 This file posted 09/05/2015