The Travels of Tug 44

Kidder Hill Covered Bridge
Grafton, VT

The Kidder Hill Covered Bridge is a small one, only 67 feet, crossing a branch of the Saxton's River at Grafton Vermont. It was built in 1870.

A side view of the bridge.

The bridge uses a modified kingpost design. In 2005, two laminated beams 3 feet thick were placed along each side of the bridge and bolted to the floor, for extra strength.

During the refurbishing of the Kidder Hill Covered Bridge, a temporary road was built alongside, requiring cars to actually drive through the water of the creek! Apparently the locals liked it and that side passage remains in use today for the more adventurous drivers.

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