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.
The bridgehunter.com website reports that the bridge was rehabilitated in 1994 by Jan Lewandoski.
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 www.townofmiddlebury.org.
|Location:||Halpin Covered Bridge Road|
|Crossing:||Muddy Branch of the New Haven River|
|Truss Type:||Town lattice|
|Truss Length:||66 feet|
|National Register of Historical Places Listing Date:||September 10, 1974|
|Renovation Contractor:||Jan Lewandoski|
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 - 2009 unless otherwise specified.