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Cedar Swamp Bridge 45-01-01x

Photos 

Cedar Swamp Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #188578

Map 

Description 

Destroyed by fire on September 10, 2016. Cause unknown.

Video news report on dismantling: http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/crews-begin-to-take-ap...

Facts 

Overview
Covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on C2001 in Salisbury
Location
Salisbury, Addison County, Vermont
Status
Destroyed by fire 2016
History
Built 1865, pier added 1969, rehabilitated 1992, 2008; Destroyed by fire 2016
Builders
- Alpine Construction (2008 rehabilitation)
- Jan Lewandoski (1992 rehabilitation)
Design
Town lattice bridge with two spans of 77 feet each
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.0 ft.
Total length: 154.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1974
Also called
Station Bridge
Salisbury Bridge
Creek Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.91808, -73.17400   (decimal degrees)
43°55'05" N, 73°10'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/646600/4864395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cornwall
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000386 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 33928 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
700

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Remains dismantled Nov. 2016
  • September 10, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Updated to reflect current status
  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • June 22, 2015: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • May 3, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet

Sources 

  • John Borthwick
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Cedar Swamp Bridge 45-01-01
Posted September 10, 2016, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Torched:

http://www.wcax.com/story/33064788/covered-bridge-on-fire-in...

No confirmation yet, but seems likely this will be arson. Having documented this bridge it is sickening to see it reduced to a smoldering heap.