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St. Johnsbury Turntable

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St. Johnsbury Turntable

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2015

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BH Photo #323039

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Description 

Built in 1912 to replace a wooden structure, this turntable primarily serviced the Maine Central Railroad and the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille Valley Railroads, as St. Johnsbury was the terminus for both of these respective rail lines.

The associated roundhouse, which held 15 locomotives and had been built in 1888 to replace a previous strucutre lost to fire, is long gone.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Turntable Pit
Location
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1912 by American Bridge Co.;
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.41566, -72.01458   (decimal degrees)
44°24'56" N, 72°00'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/737678/4922376 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Johnsbury
Inventory number
BH 67118 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added category "Turntable"

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com