|The Ottauquechee River falls over the former Simon Pearce Mill Dam. (August 2006)|
|Quechee Covered Bridge (August 2006)|
The Quechee Covered Bridge during Irene Flooding (Youtube user BJLaF1)
In August of 2011, the remnants of Hurricane Irene ravaged Vermont. Torrential rains turned the Ottauquechee into a devastating wall of water. The Village saw significant damage to the Simon Pearce Mill and the roadways into the village. Amazingly, even though the flood tore away the town approach to the bridge, the Quechee Covered Bridge stood. Soon after, work began to restore the bridge and the roadways nearby. The bridge reopened early in 2013.