Northfield Falls Covered Bridges
Northfield Falls, Northfield Falls, VT, USA
Northfield Falls Covered Bridges Reviews
Four Covered Bridges really close together Oct 13, 2008
For the most part covered bridges are few and far between. If you want to see more than one in a day, you almost always have to drive miles out of your way. The unique thing about the Cover Bridges of Northfield is that there are four of them really close together. Three of them are within a quarter of a mile of each other, and two are so close you can see one by looking through the tunnel of the other.
Cox Brook Road has the three bridges that are within a quarter mile of each other. Each bridge spans some part of the Cox Brook. All three bridges are still in use on a daily basis, the first two, the Northfield Falls Bridge and the Lower Cox Bridge see regular traffic, so it is sometimes hard to get a picture of one bridge looking through to the other, or to walk safely through it. The third bridge, the Upper Cox Bridge is better for picture taking. You can find a place to park and there is access to the stream, with a little effort. It is a nice place to relax
The best of the three bridges for picture taking and seeing the bridge up close is the Slaughterhouse Bridge, just a couple of hundred yards off the highway on Slaughterhouse Road. This road gets very little traffic, so you can go inside the bridge without worrying about on coming traffic. The bridge spans the Dog River, which is pretty in it’s own right.
Traffic through the bridges is one way, so make sure when you drive though you check to see who is coming on the other way.
Part of the New England 2008 travel blog
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