This bridge is unique because it houses a gift shop. The gift shop is basically a free-standing structure built inside of the bridge. There is also a bed-and-breakfast on the property for the true covered bridge aficionado. https://www.coveredbridgehouse.com/
The bridge was constructed in 1851. There was not much more on it’s history until 1939 when a modern bridge was built bypassing this bridge and causing it to be closed. The state history on covered bridges says that it was rebuilt but then was only used to store snow fences.
The bridge and adjoining land were sold in 1966. The new owner had the bridge repaired and then built the gift shop inside of it.
The current owners are Marc and Mary Ellen Frydman. They renovated the bridge in 1990. This included removing some of the decking because if you’re not going to drive cars over it, then the bridge doesn’t need the same level of construction.