Project Description

The Haunted Bridge, or Red Bridge, was a covered bridge that crossed the Walloomsack River just north of the Bennington Battle Monument. It was torn down around 1944. The caption for this postcard, c. 1920, reads: “The Haunted Bridge. On certain moonlight nights weird noises are said to have been heard in and around it. A phantom horseman is frequently heard clattering across and into a nearby farmyard.”

Haunted Vermont

Coming in 2023

Vermont has a long and storied history of otherworldly intrigue, ranging from witches in Pownal and vampires in Manchester, to Spiritualists communicating with the dead, haunted covered bridges, and our very own Bennington Triangle. Also, Shirley Jackson, perhaps the greatest writer of horror/psychological suspense in the 20th-century, lived and worked for most of her career in North Bennington.

Drawing on this rich framework of historical tales of monsters, ghosts, missing persons and the occult, Haunted Vermont will feature the work of 25 contemporary artists from our region whose work explores the deep, dark corners of our collective and personal psyches and encounters with the mysterious and unknown.