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Martin's Mill Covered Bridge

Hartland, VT
WGN Number: 45-14-01

Martin's Mill Covered Bridge
Martin's Mill Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

Martin's Mill Bridge stands in the midst of the remains of a nineteenth century industrial complex. The bridge is said to have once carried a penstock to power the works here.

Richard Sanders Allen wrote that the bridge "once had a spring-fed wooden conduit running through it lengthwise to carry a forceful stream of water to Martin's Mill on the south bank." (Sanders Allen, R. (1962) Rare Old Covered Bridges of Windsor County Vermont. Brattleboro, Vermont: The Book Cellar pg. 19)

The Covered Spans of Yesteryear website notes that "in 1979 distribution beams were tie-bolted under the deck, diagonal steel sway braces were installed, and steel cables were added for lateral support."

Today the bridge remains much as it was when James Tasker built it more than one hundred years ago.

Martin's Mill Covered Bridge Vital Statistics

Town: Hartland
Location: Martinsville Road
Crossing: Lulls Brook
Date: 1881
Builder: James Tasker
Truss Type: Town lattice
Truss Length: 136 feet
Other Names: Martinsville
National Register of Historical Places Listing Date: August 28, 1973

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.

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