Everything You Need to Know About the Arlington Green Covered Bridge

It’s no secret that Vermont is known for its brilliant and beautiful scenic drives. Maybe you’re planning to cruise the Green Mountain State in the summer. Perhaps you’re looking to travel in the fall while the colors are changing. Either way, you’re in for a treat. One staple that remains regardless of the season is the state’s beautiful covered bridges. You don’t want to miss seeing the historic Arlington Green Covered Bridge while you’re visiting. 

Read on to learn about what makes this particular bridge special. Then, check out our complimentary Insider’s Guide for more great local insight that you can use to plan your Southwestern Vermont vacation. 

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About the Arlington Green Covered Bridge 

You won’t want to miss out on one of Vermont’s most photographed and beloved landmarks: the West Arlington Covered Bridge. Nearby you will also encounter the Gothic-steepled Chapel on the Green as well as the former home of Norman Rockwell. 

Location 

4.2 miles from The Arlington Inn | A 7-minute drive

You will find the Arlington Green Covered Bridge, also known as the West Arlington Bridge, off of Route 313 in Arlington, Vermont. The bridge crosses over the Batten Kill, a 59.4-mile-long river that flows into New York and is a tributary of the Hudson River. 

History

This covered bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally built in 1852 and is one of the state’s oldest surviving bridges. It also has not endured any 20th-century strengthening elements, which are common among some of the state’s older bridges. 

More Things to See on a Scenic Vermont Road Trip 

Vermont is known for its beautiful New England scenery. From towering mountains to crystal blue lakes, there is no lack of breathtaking sights to see. Why limit yourself to visiting just one region of the Green Mountain State? During your next trip, we encourage you to get in the car and experience some of these amazing landmarks, sights, and attractions. 

Beautiful Covered Bridges 

Explore the historic covered bridges of Vermont!

  • Henry Covered Bridge
  • Silk Road Bridge
  • The Papermill Village Bridge
  • Chiselville Bridge
  • The Eagleville Bridge

The Best Vermont Parks

Discover awe-inspiring landscapes at the best parks in the state

  • Green Mountain National Forest
  • Smugglers’ Notch State Park
  • Emerald Lake State Park
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Woodford State Park

Stay at The Arlington Inn 

arlington inn garden gazeboThe Arlington Green Covered Bridge is one of many historic landmarks you should include in your Southwestern Vermont itinerary. Stay nearby, with us, at The Arlington Inn. This village estate was built in 1847 and is now a charming bed and breakfast encompassing four buildings across four acres of land. Choose between 16 cozy guest rooms and enjoy a delicious country breakfast in the mornings. Our gorgeous gardens and manicured property set the scene for a relaxing getaway surrounded by stunning views. 

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