The Foster Covered Bridge, a replica of the Orton Covered Bridge, is located on the Spaulding Farm in Cabot Plains, Vermont.
The A.M. Foster Covered Bridge was constructed by Richard Spaulding on his sprawling Maple Glen Farm. The quaint Queenspost truss was named after Spaulding’s great-grandfather.
The 45-foot Foster crossing, over a man-made pond within a natural ravine, is a replica of the circa 1890 Orton Covered Bridge over the Winooski River in Marshfield, Vermont. It was built in less than six weeks by Frank Foster, Richard Spaulding, and Doug Blondin of locally sourced and milled spruce lumber, hand-forged iron straps to fasten the bridge deck to the trusses, and salvaged granite blocks for the abutments.