The Vermont Agency of Transportation is actively involved in the preservation of Vermont's covered bridges. The agency works together with the towns that own the covered bridges in the state. There are studies, programs, and preservation programs in place to facilitate the work done by the VAOT. The majority of the bridges are owned by the towns where they are located.
Eric Gilbertson, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, talks about Covered Bridges and Historic Preservation in Vermont
In pursuit of its commitment to preserve the State's historic wooden bridges the Vermont Agency of Transportation initiated a Long-Range Planning Study of Town-Owned Covered Bridges. This Study was completed in 1995. The focus of the Study was to develop a long-range plan for preservation of all of the bridges for the indefinite future.
This document, drafted in 1998, establishes the Vermont Historic Bridge Program for historic covered bridges, metal truss bridges, masonry arch bridges, and concrete arch bridges, and it establishes separate divisions within the parent program.
This is a legal document for historic covered bridge easements.
This page outlines the preservation of historic covered bridges in Vermont and describes the role of the Historic Covered Bridge Committee
A collection of assessments of a number of Vermont's covered bridges by the Historical Bridge Committee.