One of the best examples of masonary laid dry can be found in the abutments supporting the Slaughter House Bridge over the Dog River.
The Covered Spans of Yesteryear website provides these historical notes: "In 1978 it was painted barn red inside and out. Circa 2002 some roof boards were replaced and a standing-seam steel roof was installed. It is unique in Northfield, Vermont in that it alone has rounded portals."
Ed Barna notes that "the bridge's name...came from a slaughterhouse that was once in the vacinity". (Barna, E. (1996) Covered Bridges of Vermont. Woodstock, Vermont: The Countryman Press pg.176)
Our thanks to the Town of Northfield for allowing the posting of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Welcome patch. For more information about the Northfield area visit their website at http://www.northfield-vt.gov/.
|Truss Length:||60 feet|
|National Register of Historical Places Listing Date:||June 13, 1974|
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.