The size is 120 feet long and 14.6
feet wide. The year it was built is 1840.
Covered bridges are in
Vermont and other places because people and vehicles needed to get
across rivers and streams, so the wagon wheels would not get broke,
and so if it rained the people and the wagon would not get wet. This
is the other reason why they made covered bridges: to protect the wood roads that
were under the roof.
The most common name is the
kissing bridge. Frame work lasted longer when it was covered. The
roof gave the bridge a lot of support to the side walls. Some bridges
were used for toll. Toll means to pay to do something. People think
that the bridge in Middlebury-Weybridge is the oldest
covered bridge still in use. This is one Vermont major
tourist attraction and a source of pride.