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Silk Road Covered Bridge 45-02-04

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Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010

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Description 

Built in 1840 by Benjamin Sears this 86 foot Town lattice bridge crosses the Walloomsac River. Originally named the Robinson Bridge the name evolved to Silk, the name of area residents. Rehabilitated in 1991 by Wright Construction, Inc.

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Overview
Covered bridge over Walloomsac River on C3026 in Bennington
Location
Bennington County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1840; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Town lattice truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1973
Also called
Locust Grove Bridge
Robinson Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.90943, -73.22542   (decimal degrees)
42°54'34" N, 73°13'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/644856/4752284 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bennington
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000190 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-02-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 33935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 29.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
1,500

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2011: Updated by Will: Fixed design still miscatagorized as a Childs
  • December 1, 2010: Updated by John Borthwick securevermont.com: update truss type, NR #, alternate names

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