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The Halpin Covered Bridge
Middlebury, VT
WGN Number: 45-01-03
Halpin Covered Bridge
Halpin Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

The Halpin Bridge is set forty-one feet above the Muddy Branch of the New Haven River, higher than any covered bridge in Vermont. The original abutments were marble, laid up dry. The use of marble as a foundation stone indicates that there is a quarry nearby. The town maintained span leads only to a farmyard.

Our thanks to the Town of Middlebury for allowing the posting of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Welcome patch. For more information about the Middlebury area visit their website at

Halpin Covered Bridge Vital Statistics
Town: Middlebury
Location: Halpin Covered Bridge Road
Crossing: Muddy Branch of the New Haven River
Date: 1824
Builder: Unknown
Truss Type: Plank-lattice
Truss Length: 66 feet 4 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 10/15/2014

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