away for the weekend: west dummerston vermont

Monday, December 5, 2016

west dummerston vermont

We've driven past this covered bridge many times
- hundreds of times -
over the past few years

located in West Dummerston, Vermont
the bridge was built in 1872

and spans the West River - a popular summer swimming spot

After riding through this charming bridge to explore the Black Mountain quarry,
it seemed about time I attempt a photo - or two

I found the quarry fascinating - it was in operation in the early 20th century
the town, growing to accommodate the workers

- and I can't seem to find any information on this old wheel
- what it is, or why it sits here

but I kind of liked it - so, yeah - it is what it is -
an old rusty wheel... painted with graffiti...

Happy Monday - I hope your week is off to a good start!

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  1. Hello Karen,
    That's a special and old bridge. That must be fantastic to go over it.
    Nice pictures of it and great to see the old wheels.

    Kind regards,

  2. I really enjoyed your photos of the covered bridge - another feature of American countryside that I love! Putting its location on my bucket list - you never know- I just might make it there some year!!

  3. Well a covered bridge is a treasure in my book! I've visited several in Vermont, but need to return and spend more time exploring. Thanks Karen for stopping by, I hope to see you back again.

  4. All neat shots...but the natural shot, limb leaning with the rock backdrop was really cool

  5. some of these would have worked for your low angle shot!! all of these images are beautiful - there is something about covered bridges that make you pause for just a moment. (but only for a moment - then we spring into action, hehehehe)!!

    a really nice entry today!!!

  6. I've always thought it would be nice to visit Vermont in the fall. I love old covered bridges, too. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

  7. A fascinating old bridge! The leftover wheel makes me wonder...

  8. Oh so glad to see you back, I have been missing awhile. It sure is good to see a familiar and friendly face again. Great captures of the bridge and its surroundings.

  9. I just love covered bridges, and this one is a true beauty, Karen.

  10. That is an awesome bridge! They can be challenging to photograph, at least for me.

  11. This bridge is a beauty. Glad o see it is still around!

  12. Vermont is truly great and love covered bridges. Thank you for sharing with "Through My Lens"

  13. The bridge is awesome, but I like the old rusty wheel too- you did find a neat place to stroll around and take pics.

  14. I love covered bridges and this is a pretty one and sounds strong enough to withstand this period. I wonder what the purpose of this big wheel is

  15. These shots of the covered bridge make me nostalgic, Karen. I've never heard of Dummerston. Must look it up to see what it's near.

    1. Hi Barb - it's right off Rte 30 between Brattleboro and Bondville (much closer to Brattleboro)


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