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East Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Shoreham Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #188672

Map 

Description 

The bridge was last used for rail traffic in 1951. The railroad tracks have been removed and replaced with a plank walkway. The bridge was renovated in 1983 with new siding and a new roof. The bridge is owned by the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

Facts 

Overview
Covered Howe through truss bridge over Lemon Fair River on pedestrian path
Location
Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1897; Abandoned 1951; Rehabilitated 1983; Rehabilitated 2007
Builder
- Blow & Cote Inc. of Morrisville, Vermont (2007 rehabilitation)
Railroads
- Rail-to-trail
- Rutland Railroad (RUT)
Design
Howe truss bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 108.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1974
Also called
Rutland Railroad Bridge
RUT - East Shoreham Covered Bridge
45-01-05
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.85925, -73.25578   (decimal degrees)
43°51'33" N, 73°15'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/640172/4857718 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orwell
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000198 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-01-05 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 47127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • April 25, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added Builder & pictures
  • November 27, 2010: Added by John Borthwick securevermont.com

Sources 

  • John Borthwick
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton