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RUT - Lake Champlain Drawbridge (Addison Branch)

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Overview
Lost Pontoon swing bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland Railroad
Location
Addison County, Vermont, and Essex County, New York
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1871; Pontoon span rebuilt 1888 & 1902; Closed 1920; Abandoned 1923; Removed 1929
Builders
- Alfred Richard of Ogdensburg, New York (Builder of 1902 pontoon span)
- C.J. Parker (design of 1902 pontoon span, Rutland Railroad Cheif Engineer)
- Hawkins, Herthel & Burrell of Springfield, Massachusetts (Builders)
- L.E. Roys (Original Design, Rutland Railroad)
Railroad
- Rutland Railroad (RUT)
Design
Pontoon swing span with timber pile approachs
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 300.0 ft.
Total length: 1,830.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.84846, -73.37350   (decimal degrees)
43°50'54" N, 73°22'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/630735/4856327 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orwell
Inventory number
BH 79706 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

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