Saturday, April 25, 2009

X is for X Beams

Scott Covered Bridge - March 2009

A lattice truss of X beams hold up the King Post truss of the Scott Covered Bridge in Townshend Vermont, the longest wooden bridge in Vermont at 277 feet over the West River. This bridge is only open to pedestrians and bicycles these days, the 139-year-old timbers can't support cars anymore, despite an additional concrete pier added in 1981 and an earlier laminated bow, visible in both pictures above.


Sherry said...

She who must be obeyed is pleased....especially since heretofore (how often do I get to stick that in?) I was surprised that V was not for Vermont.

Steve Rogg said...

Nice to see one of my favorite characters quoted, Horace Rumpole.