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Warren Covered Bridge
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Bridge in U.S. state of Vermont
Carries Automobile
Crosses Mad River
Locale Warren, Vermont
Maintained by Town of Warren
ID number VT-12-15
Characteristics
Design Covered, queen post
Material Wood
Total length 57.5 ft (17.53 m)
Width 13.8 ft (4.21 m)
Number of spans 1
Load limit 8 tons
Clearance above 10 ft (3.05 m)
History
Constructed by Walter Bagley
Construction end 1880
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
NRHP reference No. 74000269
Added to NRHP August 7, 1974

The Warren Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Mad River in Warren, Vermont on Covered Bridge Road. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The bridge is of queen post truss design. A sign on the bridge also identifies it as the Lincoln Gap covered bridge, despite no official reference to that name. A unique oddity with this bridge is the fact that the eastern portal extends further over the approaching roadway than the western, according to a sign posted in the bridge by the Vermont Festival of the Arts. This trusses on this bridge are covered not only on the outside, but on the inside as well... one of only two bridges left in the state with similar construction (the other being the School House Covered Bridge).

Recent history

The bridge deck was strengthened and roof replaced in 1995. In 1998 it was closed to all traffic after inspections found problems that were being hidden by the covering on the inside of the trusses. The bridge was extensively rehabilitated and re-dedicated on October 6, 2000.

On August 28, 2011, one of the abutments of the bridge received damage due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. It appears the bridge itself was not damaged and as of 2020 the bridge is open to traffic.

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