This is an interesting little bridge up near the Canadian border. As you can see it’s been bypassed by another bridge that is wooden but not covered. Note the extra layer of boards where the rubber meets the road so to speak on the uncovered bridge. That will help the wooden deck hold up over time.
According to the state’s catalog of the bridges “Little is known about this bridge and nothing has been recorded in the town records. It has now been bypassed. The bridge is closed to all but pedestrian traffic.” There is however a record that it was built in 1858.
Perry Stream which runs below the bridge is popular for fishing. I imagine this bridge is a good place to hang out when your done fishing or to stop while traveling around on an ATV.
While many of the bridges are maintained by the state or the town, volunteers take care of the cleaning and maintenance of the River Road Bridge.