About the Quechee Gorge Bridge

The Quechee Gorge Bridge on US Route 4 in Hartford is one of Vermont’s most stunning and historic bridges. Rising 165 feet over the Ottauquechee River, the bridge was constructed as a railway bridge in 1911 and converted to a roadway bridge in the 1930s. The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is planning major rehabilitation to improve safety and to preserve the bridge.

Truss and Railing of the Quechee Bridge

Some 100,000 tourists are drawn to the 285-foot bridge annually for its views.

Preliminary Design Public Meeting Held on April 8, 2019

A public information meeting to review preliminary design options for the Quechee Gorge Bridge Rehabilitation Project was held on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Hartford Town Hall.

Vermont Agency of Transportation staff and its bridge consultant, Gill Engineering, received public input on design elements of the planned bridge project. Paint color, sidewalks, railings, and barrier fencing options were discussed. View the presentation for more information.

The team is seeking public input via the survey below. Share opinions on design elements, while plans are still preliminary. After the preliminary plan is refined and approved by VTrans, final plans for the project will be developed in 2019-20.

Take the Survey

The project team is seeking community input on several elements of the bridge via an online survey. We will be collecting public input through May 8, 2019. Share with your friends and neighbors!