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  1. Jeff Foliage

    Hi Charlie, add me to your list of Bridge trolls as I love my covered bridges also. I guess there are at least 4-5 of us reading your articles on this subject. I’m trying to find what the current building structure is for Taftsville.
    On the different websites its a “true mongrel” King and Queen post. But now that it’s been taken apart and put back together I’m wondering if this is still true… If you know the answer I would love to have you share it with me.
    I just photographed it (first time since Oct 4th 2012) and it is a beauty. I hope that when Liza let’s you back on the computer, you have a few minutes to pass me the current stats for the bridge… :-)

    Jeff “Foliage” Folger

  2. Tom Mainelli

    Yes, thank you Charlie – for writing these stories.

  3. Carla Roy

    Dear Mr. Wilson,
    I guess people would call me a troll too, but I too love covered bridges. I am from Maine and I visited Vermont for the first time in May of 2011. A friend of mine and I stayed 4 nights in 2 different state parks in Vermont and saw almost 50 covered bridges. We photographed Quechee and Taftsville among the lot. It made me cry to see the damage the flood did to those bridges. I’m just glad we have pictures of what they looked like before the flood.
    Vermont is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and if my children didn’t all live in Maine I would probably move there.
    I’m sorry we didn’t get to see Bartonsville Bridge. It’s too bad that there are no plans to rebuild that one. The heritage of that beautiful state needs to be preserved in every way possible.
    I’m already planning a second trip to Vermont for May of 2012. I’m going to revisit a few and see new ones as well. You can add my name to your list of loyal fans as well.
    Carla Roy

  4. Richard Capen Jr

    Dear Mr Wilson, I really enjoyed your article about the reconstruction of the Taftsville bridge. Iam also one of those trolls who loves covered bridges and travels Vermont in search of them. Recently I visited the Taftsville bridge as well as Quechee and Bartonsville in mid october. On my trip to Bartonsville I was able to find and photograph the remains of that covered bridge which were down river . From Bennington to Middlebury to White River Junction to Chester to Brattleboro I have taken pictures of many a covered bridge so please add my name to your list of loyal fans. your friend Richard Capen Jr

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