Silk Road Covered Bridge 45-02-04
Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010
Built in 1840 by Benjamin Sears this 86 foot Town lattice bridge crosses the Walloomsac River. Originally named the Robinson Bridge the name evolved to Silk, the name of area residents. Rehabilitated in 1991 by Wright Construction, Inc.
- Covered bridge over Walloomsac River on C3026 in Bennington
- Bennington County, Vermont
- Open to traffic
- Built 1840; rehabilitated 1991
- - Benjamin Sears
- Wright Construction (rehabilitation)
- Town lattice truss
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.6 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1973
- Also called
- Locust Grove Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.90943, -73.22542 (decimal degrees)
42°54'34" N, 73°13'32" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/644856/4752284 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 73000190 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-02-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 33935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/2013)
- Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 29.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
- August 19, 2011: Updated by Will: Fixed design still miscatagorized as a Childs
- December 1, 2010: Updated by John Borthwick securevermont.com: update truss type, NR #, alternate names
- Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- John Borthwick
- Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
- Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net