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Quechee, Vermont

Quechee Gorge

Quechee is the site of the famous Quechee Gorge, "Vermont's Grand Canyon" on the Ottauquechee River, one of the country's natural wonders. It is also the home of the Quechee Lakes planned community, with two eighteen hole golf courses. Quechee is host to a popular hot air balloon festival, Scottish Games, Quechee Polo Grounds, and the Simon Pearce glass blowing and pottery facility.


Quechee Village Center

Picturesque Quechee Village Center  


Once predominately a mill town, the village has been restored to an active retail center while keeping its historic character. The village is on the National Register as a historic Mill Village. Nearby are miles of hiking/cross-country skiing trails connecting with Quechee State Park along the Ottaquechee River. A new Visitor Center is located at the Gorge.

Please see below for a detailed map of detour routes into Quechee, VT.

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Public Informational Meeting
To Consider Plans for the
Quechee Covered Bridge Pocket Park
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
at 6:30pm
Quechee Club
3268 Quechee Main Street
Quechee, VT 05059

Quechee Covered Bridge Reopens

On Saturday, December 29 at 10am, the Quechee Covered Bridge was reopened after being devestated during Tropical Storm Irene on August 20, 2011.

The Bridge May Be Closed Periodically For Construction, Continue To Use Dewey Mills Road Detour During These Events.





Quechee Bridge Beams to be Installed


Press Release - November 2, 2012
Quechee Bridge Beams to be Installed November 6-8 Expect Road Delays
Miller Construction, the contractor who is building the replacement of the Quechee covered bridge destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene plans to move the new concrete girders into place between November 6 through November 8 2012. The five girders weigh in excess of 85,000 pounds each and will be delivered on specially designed trailers with steerable rear axles.
The planned delivery route is from Rutland along Route 4 where the girders will be directed onto Dewey's Mill Road from Route 4 then onto Quechee Main Street. Dewey's Mill Road will be closed while each girder is transported as it will take most of the road to get them onto Quechee Main Street.  This trip will only take a matter of minutes and police and flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic. The beams will be stored at the job site and on Village Green Circle Road.
Once on the site, the beams will be put in place on the newly constructed abutments using two large cranes, one crane on each side of the river. Crane setup, beam placement and crane demobilization is expected to take place over three days from November 6 through November 8.  Quechee Main Street traffic may experience delays of 15-30 minutes while the girders are being placed.  An alternate route will be available in case of delays exceeding 30 minutes and for emergency service vehicles.  Hartford police, fire and public works officials will set up informational message boards and handle traffic control during this process.

For further information please contact Hartford Public Works at 802-295-3622.



On Saturday, March 31, 2012 a Public Meeting was held to discuss the Quechee Covered Bridge Replacement Project & gather citizen input on cover designs. The Powerpoint presentation is outlined in the attached pdf. If you cannot access this pdf, please contact the Town Office (802) 295-9353 and a copy will be provided.     





Temporary Bridge Evaluation For The Quechee Covered Bridge 
 Dubois & King, Inc. submited an evaluation of a temporary bridge solution for the Quechee Covered Bridge . These findings are outlined in the attached pdf. If you cannot access this pdf, please contact the Town Office (802) 295-9353 and a copy will be provided.     




Dubois & King, Inc. submited a report/recommendation in December, based upon their findings in an investigation of a solution for the Quechee Covered Bridge, attached is a revised version dated January 2012. These findings are outlined in the attached pdf. If you cannot access this pdf, please contact the Town Office (802) 295-9353 and a copy will be provided. Please note this pdf is over 100 pages.     



Quechee Bridge Beams Installation Update

 Press Release - November 7, 2012
Update on the status of the Quechee bridge beam placement. 
Two of the beams arrived yesterday and the crane and erection equipment should be ready to go this morning.  We expect the beams from yesterday to be placed this morning starting as early as 9:30 AM.  The final three beams will begin to arrive sometime after 10 AM today.
We expect short delays at the Quechee Main Street bridge intersection while each beam is backed into place and rolled across the abutment to the other side of the river.  There will also be short closures of Deweys Mill Road when the remaining three beams are transported to the site.  
The emergency detour through the Waldorf School and Ottauquechee school campus should be ready for use but will only be considered if unexpected delays of over 30 minutes occur or if it is required for emergency services vehicles.  Highway Superintendent Allyn Ricker and the Police department will coordinate with the schools if it becomes necessary to open the detour.
We anticipate that beam placement will continue all day today (Wednesday) until all five beams are in place.  Tomorrow’s activity should involve only minor disruptions in traffic while the crane and erection equipment is dismantled and de-mobilized.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Richard Menge, PE
Director of Public Works
173 Airport Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-295-3622 phone
802-281-7051 fax


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