across the Walloomsac RiverThis quiet spot was once a major river crossing. Traffic between southwestern Vermont and New York State crossed here, until the railroad was built in 1852, troops marched from Manchester, Vermont to the Battle of Bennington in 1777, and teams and stages transported freight and passenger. The original Henry Covered Bridge was built c. 1840. In the 1860s and ?70s, heavy wagon loads of iron ore were hauled over the bridge from the Burden Iron Company mine on Orebed Road to its washing works on Paran Creek in North Bennington. A succession of water-powered mills was located next to the bridge on the south side. The last was a grist mill operated into the 1920s by Bertine T. Henry, one of this area many descendants of the Irish-born William Henry (1734-1811).
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|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 642449 N 4752556|
|Decimal Degrees||42.91233333, -73.25483333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 54.74', W 73° 15.29'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 54' 44.4" N, 73° 15' 17.4" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6-30 Ore Bed Rd, Concord VT 05257, US|
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