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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Railroads

Vermont is the land of dairy farms, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and fall “Leaf Peepers.” But did you know that railroads are responsible for some of the state’s most treasured and iconic landmarks? Built in the early 20th century, Vermont’s covered bridges were constructed from wood and covered to extend their lifespan. And many of these early bridges were built by railroad companies. Today, there are are only eight North American railroad covered bridges still standing and two of those are located in The Green Mountain State. While railroads no longer use these bridges, they continue to move the limestone, lumber and minerals that rumbled over these bridges more than 100 years ago.